This is an oil on board, nocturnal seascape. The dynamic, tonalist composition features the raging surf under a full, moonlit sky. The artist captured the swirling, windswept features of the coastal scene. The angle of the moonlight and the background gives it a surreal or dream- like quality.
The board measures 8” by 11’ to sight and 11” by 14” in the gilt, solid wood period frame. The paint surface is in a very good condition and shows a few specs of paint loss but overall, very stable. The frame shows some indents and losses to the decorative trim margin which is consistent with age and use. The artist signed the work on the lower right margin- “ETHEL” 02 (1902).
American School Tonalist Seascape Oil Painting Signed