Off Sequin Island, Maine, Maritime Artist Walter Lansil, c. 1900


Oil on canvas (relined) measures 16″ x 26″ unframed.

Signed lower left corner and canvas was signed on the reverse, along with location.

Original or period frame (c.1900) measures 22″ x 32″

Attached to the reverse is a letter from Robert (Bob) Vose Jr. regarding the painting. Letter is dated 12/28/73.

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Walter Franklin Lansil, born in Bangor, Maine, in 1846, was a marine painter of sailing ships, often in Venetian settings. He worked in a style related to that of contemporary French artist Feliz Ziem, who also painted in that Italian city. Lansil studied in Paris, France, in 1880 at the Academie Julian. A long-time resident of Boston, Massachusetts, he exhibited at the Boston Art Club from 1874-1909, becoming a member in 1877. He also showed at the National Academy of Design, New York City, from 1878-1892, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. One of Lansil’s paintings of tall ships is in the collection of the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College.