Walter Franklin Lansil

1846-1925 Bangor, Maine

Low Tide, New Brunswick

Oil on Canvas 26 x 16
1/4 inches

Signed, titled and dated 1883 on back, signed on front lower right


with frame (view below)


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.