Charles Wysocki I Hope Your Seas Are Calm

This is a winter scene with the wife of a sailor standing on the widow's walk looking out to sea looking for the ship carrying her husband, the captain, home again.

Eleventh of 14 in the Legacy Print Series.

"A widow's walk also known as a 'widow's watch' (or roofwalk) is a railed rooftop platform often with a small enclosed cupola frequently found on 19th-century North American coastal houses. A popular romantic myth holds that the platform was used to observe vessels at sea. The name is said to come from the wives of mariners, who would watch for their spouses' return, often in vain as the ocean took the lives of the mariners, leaving the women widows. In other coastal communities, the platforms were called Captain's Walk, as they topped the homes of the more successful captains; supposedly, ship owners and captains would use them to search the horizon for ships due in port."

Some things never change over time--like the yearning a family feels for the safe return of their sailor or soldier.

This picture is signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity and comes in an unframed image size of 20" x 17.25".

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