Dramatic lithograph of magnificent blue marlin leaping in a burst of spray out of the waves, and signed at the lower right, W. Goadby Lawrence, by one of the leading American marine artists of the 20th century. The blue marlin is the largest of the Atlantic marlins and one of the biggest fish in the world, with females reaching 14 feet and weighing almost 2,000 pounds.
William Goadby Lawrence(1913 - 2002) famed American marine artist, attended the Art Students League in New York and had his first show in his early 20s in New York City. He served in the US Coast Guard in World War II as a combat artist.
Lawrence worked as an illustrator for magazines such as Field and Stream and The Saturday Evening Post. His work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Natural History, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Museum.
Mounted in an old mat and slender black wood frame. Measures 12 x 9", within a frame 19 x 17" Very good condition. Item #23999