I've recently gotten similar painting from my auntie, but looking at your painting. What I received seems to be just 2/3 of the painting. It's missing the beginning 1/3 where the artist signature on yours is located. Is your painting the original? Is there any other that you know of? Do you any reproduction? Or just painting/copying part of it? Mine also missing the 2 farther ships in a distance even though there's room for them. You're welcome to email me any knowledge about this painting. The frame on mine stated, " Coast of Normandy" "1879" Franklin D. Briscoe". I'm thinking of removing the frame and looking in the back to see if any signature or markings.