SOLD Lifting the Fish Pound, Orient Bay, Long Island, New York, 1876by Edward Moran (1829–1901)
18⅛ x 29⅞ inches
Signed lower left: Edward Moran; on verso: Edward Moran, 1876; on stretcher bar: Orient Bay Lifting the Fish Pound
Howard Sturgis, London, by descent from above
Pamela Johnson, Yarmouth, Maine, gift from above, ca. 1995
Sale, Barridoff Auctions, South Portland, Maine, August 6, 2004, lot 109, from above
Private collection, Colorado, acquired from above
Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2023, lot 316, from above
Fishing Boats Beating up to Windward, ca. 1858, oil on canvas, 29¾ x 45 inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Fishing Village, New York Harbor, ca. 1875, oil on canvas; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Note: In this painting, Edward Moran depicts the pound fisheries off the Long Island coast. The technique, which involves a complex series of nets attached to wooden poles, had become a prosperous business by the time of this painting.
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.
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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