This is a beautiful  19th Century water colour depicting fishing boats returning to the fishing village in Holland.  The wind mills towering against the  misty sky overlooking the tranquil village life. In the foreground the boats and houses brighten the scene with their striking and well defined  colours whilst in the distance the mist envelopes the land .  I can describe the details of the painting as  superb especially the colours and lines. This is a highly evocative snap shot of a Dutch village  
This is one of two paintings by the same artist depicting a seascape scene. Both paintings are very beautiful together.
The water colours are presented with their original wooden and gilt frames which have some damage such as scratches, scuffs and damage to the frame corner. There are also signs of water damage.
Provenance: Private Collection
Dimensions: Frame: H: 49 cm (19 inches); W: 68 cm ( 26 3/4 inches);
Water Colour : H: 26 cm (10 inches): W 55 cm (21.5 inches)

19th C "Return of the Boats" By Owen Merriman