Sunrise Bay by Gallo - Vintage Midcentury Arthur Kaplan Co Lithograph - No. RE14784
There was never a night nor a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. Bernard Williams
There were quite a few artists name Gallo in the mid-20th century, just like there were quite a few places named Sunrise Bay around the world. George, Frank, Giuseppe. New Jersey, Wisconsin, Dubai. Those are a few people and places that share both names in common. That makes this vintage lithograph an everyman among paintings and, aficionados alike.
Printed around the 1960's by the Arthur Kaplan Company, a New York City based poster shop founded in the 1950's, this painting portrays a classic nautical scene of a sailboat at rest in a rocky inlet. Its semi-impressionistic style and muted color palette make it feel both old world but also slightly modern which is why it has aged so gracefully among a long stretch of decades. Timeless in subject matter and neutral n color palette makes it appealing for all types of kitchen interior from provincial to primative, minimal to modern.
Prop it up on a shelf in-between your stacks of plates, frame it above your antique pie safe or rest it on a window ledge near the sink and you'll treat yourself to a serene early morning vista. Surely its a good start towards a rosy colored day.
- Hard to find Kaplan print
- Neutral color palette includes the following colors - dove grey, peach, coral, teal, light blue, black, brown, beige
- Printed on textured pressboard
- Aged patina
Originally framed, this vintage print bears a natural aged patina caused by exposure to the sun which has left a darker border around the edges, giving it another layer of visual interest. A small, light water stain in the top left corner also adds aged appeal as well as some chippiness around the edge. Please see photos.
Measures 11" inches (width} x 14" inches (length)
A beautiful companion to bright whites, this print looks lovely when paired alongside antique ironstone, neutral nauticals and warm cottage style wood hues.