Seascape at Sunset

by Frederick Judd Waugh (1861–1940)
Oil on canvas
14⅛ x 18¼ inches
Signed lower right: Waugh


Private collection

Sale, Jackson’s Auctioneers, Cedar Falls, Iowa, December 5, 2007, lot 547

Marty Scherer Fine Paintings, Mount Vernon, New York

Private collection, New York, New York

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Southwesterly Gale, St. Ives, 1907, oil on canvas, 30⅛ x 50⅛ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Roaring Forties, 1908, oil on canvas, 48 x 60⅛ inches, signed lower right; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Note: Known for his crashing seascapes, Frederick Judd Waugh here depicts the vibrant hues of the sunset across the clouds and water.

Artist Biography

Known for his spirited images of crashing surf upon rocky coastlines, Waugh emerged as a major seascape painter at the turn of the nineteenth century. After studying under Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Design, he won notice with prizes from the National Academy of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a gold medal from the Philadelphia Art Club. He was named an Academician at the National Gallery of Design and was admitted into the Royal Academy in Bristol, England, the National Arts Club, and the Boston Art Club. His paintings can now be seen

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