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Riding out a Gale

ca. 1889 Edward Moran Born: Bolton, England 1829 Died: New York, New York 1901 oil on canvas 22 1/4 x 27 7/8 (56.5 x 70.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Clara L. Tuckerman 1925.12.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 9B


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This painting shows a small fishing sloop, cutting through wind-driven waves. Edward Moran was fascinated by the power of the ocean, and many of his paintings show dramatic shipwrecks and boats in distress. In spite of the threatening weather, the men know the sea and do not fear its moods.

Keywords

Architecture - boat - sailboat

Figure(s) in exterior - water

Waterscape - weather - storm

Waterscape - weather - wind

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Edward Moran

Born: Bolton, England 1829 Died: New York, New York 1901

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