Property from the Estates of Marilyn and Milton Myers, Hollywood, Florida
Edward Moran (American, 1829-1901)
Now in the gloaming and the hush signed 'Edward Moran' (lower left) oil on canvas laid down on masonite 53 1/2 x 39 1/4in
PROVENANCE: Sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, April 20, 1972, lot 179 Acquired by the present owner from the above
EXHIBITED: St. Louis, Missouri, The Art Collection of the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association, Third Annual Exhibition, 1886, p. 35, no. 241.
The title of the present work is a line from The Lights Far Out at Sea, a popular song by Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty, published by Merrs. Cocks & Co., New Burlington Street. Edward Moran originally exhibited this work at the St. Louis Exposition in 1886 with the following title:
"Now in the gloaming and the hush, All nature seems to dream, And silently, and one by one, The soft lights flit and gleam. I sit and watch them from the shore Half lost in revery[sic], Till darkness hides the waves between The lights far out at sea."