A truly beautiful neoclassical piece of New England coastal fishing that - based on the boy's skirt and woman's cardinal cloak - we assume is mid- to late-18th century. A nostalgic look at both the casual, recreational beach fishing as well as the sustenance fishing reflected by the two lobster or crabbing boats closer to the cliffs. Unsigned oil on stretched canvas, unless the signature lies behind the double wooden frame back. Measuring 13.5" x 19.5" sight and 19" x 25" in wood frames, with modest scroll work damage in the facing frame (see pics - bottom and left). For a work of its age, this piece is in near excellent condition.