SOLD Approaching Harbor, Sunset

by Edward Moran (1829–1901)
Oil on board
8⅝ x 12¼ inches
Signed lower left: Edw. Moran



Florence Carnes, ca. 1953

Sale, Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet, New York, New York, ca. 1958

Private collection, San Francisco, California, acquired from above

Private collection, by descent from above

Sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, June 16, 2023, lot 32002

Private collection, New York, New York

Related Works

On the Beach at Dusk, 1868, oil on canvas, 15 x 25 inches; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Foggy Afternoon, New York Bay, 1872, oil on canvas, 12 x 20¼ inches; The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York

Sailing Ship at Sundown, ca. 1880–1890, oil on canvas, 27 x 22 inches, signed lower left; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Artist Biography

A talented marine painter famous for his naturalist depictions of American and Canadian coastlines.

By Chelsea DeLay

Live near the sea, always be on the watch, and use every means of study.
—Edward Moran

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

Born in Bolton, England on August 19, 1829, Edward Moran was the eldest son of the artistic Moran brood. In 1844, his parents chose to immigrate to the United States, where the entire family settled in Philadelphia. When he was fifteen years old, Moran was hired by a weaving company to man one of the

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