The provenance of this piece is a little unclear. The current owner of the piece found it in an antique store some 35 years ago. She was deciding between two Moran pieces that had come into the Antique dealers hands through an estate auction in NY. The piece was recently restored (in 2007) by a very reputable conservator in Palm Beach. It has been authenticated as an actual Edward Moran painting. The date is thought to be some where in the late 1880's to 1890's.