SOLD Squally Weather off North Haven, Bay of Fundy, 1859

by Edward Moran (1829–1901)
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Signed and dated lower left: E. Moran 1859; on verso: Squally Weather / off North Haven, Bay of Fundy / E. Moran / 1859


Private collection, Long Island, New York

Private collection, Colorado

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2023, lot 337, from above

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The Sea, 1870, oil on canvas, 29⅞ x 49¾ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Off Norman’s Woe, 1872, oil on canvas, 18 x 36 inches; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Storm Clearing, 1889, oil on board, 12 x 15 inches; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

Note: The Bay of Fundy is located between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small area reaching the coast of Maine. It is known for having extremely powerful tides, which at certain times of year are the highest in the world. In the 19th century, the bay was a busy shipping site.

Artist Biography

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.
—Edward Moran

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

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

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