22 September 2015
William Frederick De Haas (1830-1880)
Along the Shore, Fire Island, New York
signed and dated 'William F. De Haas. '77' (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 x 35 7/8 in. (50.8 x 91.1 cm.)
Painted in 1877.
Mr. Nathaniel Leonard, Thetford, Vermont.
Private collection, 1992; sold, Sotheby's, New York, 19 May 2004, lot 59.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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