Nameplates on the frame include the artist P.J. Clays and presentation plates from JP Morgan, then Commodore of the prestigious New York Yacht Club. Left plate reads: “Presented by Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan August 7, 1897”. The right plate reads: “Vineyard Haven to Bar Harbor, won by Wasp” The large center plate reads: “P.J. Clays”. On sight: 21 3/4” x 14 1/2”. Dimensions overall: 36 1/2” x 31 1/2”.
P.J. Clays has been referred to as a "master" and his paintings have been highlights of auctions dating as far back as the 1870s. Many noted New York galleries and auction houses have advertised their sales of P.J. Clays work to high society collectors and business magnates of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
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