"View of Forty Steps Beach, Nahant" by John Erik Christian Petersen circa 1870

Forty Steps Beach

 

Petersen (1839 – 1874), a noted Boston artist, contrasts the calm cove of 40 Steps Beach with the busy sealanes beyond.
from:   Nahant: The Painted Shores (Nahant, MA:
           Nahant Historical Society)  2005.
courtesy: anonymous benefactor