SOLD Nocturne with Lighthouse

by Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas (1832–1895)
Oil on canvas
30⅛ x 24 inches
Signed and inscribed lower left: MFH de Haas. N.A.



Private collection, San Mateo, California

Sale, Bonhams California, Los Angeles, California, November 20–December 3, 2021, lot 34

Private collection, New York, New York

Note: Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas, who once worked as a mariner, found great success in his spectacular maritime scenes. This work highlights the artist’s mastery of light, as the striking amber glow reflects onto the dark waves.

Artist Biography

Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas (1832–1895)

A Dutch-born painter of American landscapes who achieved renown for his marine scenes of the New York area

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I. Biography

The moonlight-scenes in and near New York are, I think, finer than any other locality, except, perhaps, on the ocean. They are more luminous, more highly-coloured, and more atmospheric, than in Europe. The cloud-scenery in the suburbs of New York is the noblest and most beautiful

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