SOLD Sunset on the Coast

by Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas (1832–1895)
Oil on canvas
40⅛ x 67⅛ inches
Signed lower right: MFH de Haas


Helen M. de Kay, New York, New York

Sale, MacDougall’s, London, England, July 7, 2011, lot 79

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2011


Raydon Gallery, New York, New York, American Scene: A Bicentennial Exhibit, 1975

Related Works

Sunset, Grand Manan, 1877, oil on canvas, 18 x 30¼ inches; Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts

Coastal Scene, oil on panel, 10 x 15 inches; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

Note: Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas, who once worked as a mariner, found great success in his spectacular maritime scenes. This work captures the vastness of the ocean as the three figures set out towards the open horizon.

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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