William M. Davis (1829–1920)
Schooners at Sea: A Close Shave
Oil on canvasboard, 12 x 14 inches
Signed lower left: Wm M. Davis
Schooners at Sea: A Close Shave depicts two small ships that have narrowly avoided a collision by making sharp turns. Figures on both boats are busy adjusting the sails as waves splash against the sides of the ships, sending spray into the air. The rosy clouds complement the blue-green sea and tint the troughs of the waves.