Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 37 (Sale info: $2500.00).
"This painting was suggested by the lines: 'fiercely the red sun descending/ burned his way across the heaven,/ set the sky on fire behind him.' " Flame-colored clouds, rolling and piling up over the expanse of the lake, remind us of some of Turner's most gorgeous pictures. In the estimation of many persons familiar with his works, Mr. Moran has painted no more important picture than this. It was exhibited at the centennial exhibition in '76, where it received high commendation from the judges. It was shortly afterwards purchased by its present owner, and has not been exhibited in public since that time. - Courier- Journal." [P. 7.] " Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, 1837. Brought to America, 1844. First studied and practised wood engraving in Philadelphia. Went to Europe, 1862 and 1866, and studied the works of Turner and the old masters. Elected N.A., 1884. member of the American Water Color Society, the New York Etching Club, and the British Society of Painter-Etchers." [P. XLVI.]
Illustrated Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the Southern Exposition, Louisville, Ky. August 28 - October 23, 1886 Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Editor of National Academy Notes, Director of the Art Department. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 440-446 West Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
Artist address: 9 East Seventeenth St., New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: American Water Color Society (New York); National Academician; N.Y.W.C.S.; B.S.P.E.