No wind in my sails today.

Fitz Henry Lane, painter (American, 1804-1865), Becalmed off Halfway Rock, 1860, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Public Domain. Click to open larger image in new window.

But I’ve got lots of posts coming together for you, once the wind picks up.

See you soon.



For more info on today’s artist, Wikipedia has a decent introductory article here, and the Cape Ann Museum has an extensive, illustrated biography here, and an interactive site, Fitz Henry Lane Online, “a freely-accessible interactive and interdisciplinary online resource […] organized around a catalog of Lane’s paintings, drawings, and lithographs […] intended to provide information of interest to a broad audience, and to serve as a resource for information and analysis of Lane’s work. The website focuses on both the formal, aesthetic qualities and provides detailed information on the historical context of his pictures.”