SOLD Conanicut Island, 1882

by William Trost Richards (1833–1905)
Oil on board
8⅞ x 16 1/16 inches
Signed lower left: WMT. Richards; on verso: Conanicut Island, 1882




Private estate, Syracuse, New York

Sale, Fairfield Auctions, Monroe, Connecticut, September 29, 2021, lot 52, from above (as Connecticut Shoreline)

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

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Joseph Wharton’s Harbor in Mackerel Cove, Conanicut Island, 1883, watercolor on paper, 3 3/16 x 4 15/16 inches, initialed and dated lower right: R. 83; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Horsehead, Conanicut Island (sketch), oil on canvas board, 10 x 19 15/16 inches; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conanicut Shore with Breaking Wave, oil on board, 12¼ x 23⅞ inches, inscribed lower left; National Academy of Design, New York, New York

Artist Biography

American Marine Painter

By Nina Sangimino

Best known for his luminous seascapes, Richards began his career painting landscapes influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite tradition.

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I. Biography

William Trost Richards was one of the most accomplished American artists of the nineteenth century and enjoyed a long and successful career in

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