Oil on Canvas
29.5″h x 36.25″w (23.25″h x 30″w unframed)
I wish I knew who painted this dramatic Romantic seascape depicting a rough surf crashing on the rocky shores of some volcanic island. The sea is entirely convincing, as is the brooding sky, with a yellowish glow framing a tall peak. A mist between the peaks adds to a spirit of drama and foreboding. The essence of the Romantic spirit – I immediately think Beethoven! We have photographed a repaired tear on the upper left in the spirit of full disclosure; in person, you will actually have trouble finding it unless you are carefully looking for it. So it is not distracting at all. When I first looked at the painting when considering purchasing it, I had to be told it was there and have it pointed out to me. It didn’t bother me a bit. A large and very dramatic painting that would be a real attention-getter in an office or over a mantel. Beautifully painted, really masterful.
Repaired tear on the upper left that I do not find distracting in the least. I had to look for it when told about it by the seller, and it didn’t bother me in the least. I find it detracts not one whit from the drama of this painting.