(American, 1844 - 1903)

Sailing Ships in Harbor

Oil on canvas, 10 x 16 inches

Signed and dated at lower right: “F.D.Briscoe”

About the Artist

(American, 1844 - 1903)

The marine painter Franklin Dullin Briscoe was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to Philadelphia with his parents in 1848. He showed an aptitude for art at an early age and studied with the famous marine painter Edward Moran (1829–1901) in 1860. Briscoe completed his training in London and Paris, but his intention to settle in France was thwarted by the outbreak of the Franco‑Prussian War in 1870. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1863 and 1885, and at the Brooklyn Art Association in 1873, and was a member of three Philadelphia art institutions: the Sketch Club, the Artists’ Fund Society, and the Art Club.