SOLD Moonlit Sea

by Raymond Dabb Yelland (1848–1900)
Oil on board
10¼ x 6⅞ inches
Signed lower right: R.D. Yelland


Mark Smith, Lynchburg, Virginia

Estate of above

Sale, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2022, lot 24, from above

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Note: Raymond Dabb Yelland rendered numerous coastal scenes, many depicting California’s shorelines. This work highlights the artist’s mastery of light, as the pale glow of the moon reflects onto the calm waves.

Artist Biography

Renowned for his radiant coastal scenes, Raymond Dabb Yelland spent most of his career in California where the rocky shorelines offered ample scenery for inspiration. Born in London, England, Yelland immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of three, settling in New York City. Yelland became interested in art at an early age and, after serving in the Federal Army during the Civil War, he studied at the National Academy of Design in New York. He briefly taught at the Academy before moving to Oakland, California in 1874 with his newlywed, Annie E. Meeker. In Oakland,

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