Very fine 1892 watercolor on paper depicting a dreamy day on the Atlantic coast with sailboats in the distance. Wonderfully captures the light and mood of the moment. Signed and dated lower left: F. DeB. Richards '92. (1822-1903 New York, NY). Richards was an accomplished and respected artist influenced by the Hudson River School. He was considered one of the leading realist painters of his day. Richards captured the Jersey Shore in it's natural splendor before it developed into the teeming tourist attraction it is today. Framed under glass in period frame with more recent matting. Measures 44in wide x 34in tall overall and 28.5in x 19.5in image size. Frame needs a cleaning and has some small chips at corners.