Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Hagerstown, Maryland

(310) 739-5727


Ship to Shore

Through October 12, 1997



William Stanley Haseltine (1835-1900) "Nahant Rocks, New England, 1864"



In its sixty-six year history, the Museum has collected paintings of the sea, including harbor views, ships and other marine works. Several galleries will be devoted to an exhibition of seascapes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, all drawn from the Permanent Collection. Of special note are ship paintings by James Buttersworth, seascapes by Edward Moran, and canvases by William Stanley Haseltine, Alfred Bircher, and Thomas Birch.

A wide range of styles, media, and art periods are shown, which demonstrate the breadth of the holdings. The show includes a tiny watercolor of Muir Glacier in Alaska by Theodore Richardson, an artist who specialized in Arctic views, to works depicting the Chesapeake by modern artists, and view of Baltimore harbor by J. Wilmer Gettier.

Sunshine and Shadow by Frederick Judd Waugh who delighted in painting coastlines, is in decided contrast to Edmund Darch Lewis' lighthouse view. The Hagerstown artist Hogn Ross Key (1837-1920) is represented by a drawing and a watercolor by Thomas Anshutz is part of the exhibition.


Thomas Moran (1837-1926) "Lower Manhattan from Communipaw, New Jersey 1880"


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