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Staten Island from New York Bay


An oil on canvas painting by Edward Moran (1829 - 1901) depicting the view of Staten Island, which is in the far background, from New York Harbor.  A sailing vessel is in the left background, and many other vessels, sailing and otherwise, are in the background.

Edward Moran was born in Lancashire, England, but his family immigrated to Maryland in 1844.  Moran would eventually move to Philadelphia where he was influenced by the large clipper ships that were being produced there.  He and his brother, Thomas, opened a studio in Philadelphia that they ran together until Edward moved to New York in the later portion of the Nineteenth Century.  Edward Moran is best known for his marine paintings, and his style was influenced by Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century English and Dutch paintings.  Edward's brother, Thomas, became more famous and widely known for his western exploration scenes.  However, Edward was well respected by his colleagues and critics alike.

Artist: Edward Moran (1829 - 1901)

Title: Staten Island from New York Bay

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: 1883

Dimensions: 12 in. x 18 in.

Signature/Inscription: Edward Moran 1883; Front - Lower left

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1956.32.1

Credit: Purchased with funds donated by Henry Schnakenberg in memory of his mother Elizabeth Gillespie Schnakenberg

Tags: 19th century, american, bay, boat, edward moran, harbor, maritime, moran, new york harbor, ocean, oil, painting, sailboat, sailing, seascape, ship, staten island, water