Nathan Liverant & Son, Colchester, Connecticut
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, by 1980
Private collection, New York, acquired from above, 1981
Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, May 24, 2022, lot 1014, from above
Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Light and Landscape: The Hudson River School of Painters. An Exhibition from Private Collections, May 9–June 28, 1981
(Probably) Light and Landscape: The Hudson River School of Painters. An Exhibition from Private Collections (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, 1981), n.p.
(Possibly) Kathie Beals, “Show Focuses on Hudson River Artists,” Daily Times (Mamaroneck, NY), May 29, 1981.
John Caldwell, “A Nostalgic Look at Hudson Region,” New York Times, June 7, 1981.
Note: In a review of a Hudson River School exhibition, the New York Times described, “Take, for example, the painting by Francis A. Silva titled ‘Crows Nest on Hudson.’ It shows an entirely tranquil river bathed in softly luminous light, with sailboats drifting softly across its surface. The painting’s world is so seductive that the viewer almost aches to enter it.”
 John Caldwell, “A Nostalgic Look at Hudson Region,” New York Times, June 7, 1981.
Luminist painter best known for harbor scenes along the East Coast
By Eve Perry
The Luminist painter Francis Augustus Silva is best known for his poetic, intensely lit scenes of boats and shipwrecks along the East Coast.
VI. Suggested Resources
The son of an immigrant barber,