Moonlit Seascape, 1875

by William Trost Richards (1833–1905)
Watercolor on paper
7½ x 13⅛ inches (sight size)
Signed and dated lower left of center: WMT. Richards 1875


Gloria and Richard Manney, New York

Spanierman Gallery, New York, New York

Private collection, Minnesota, acquired from above, 1993

Sale, Christies, New York, New York, January 18, 2023, lot 344

Related Works

Beach at Long Branch: Sunrise, 1872, oil on canvas, 23 x 42 inches, signed and dated lower right; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

Seascape with Moonrise, ca. 1880, watercolor on paper, 2⅞ x 4½ inches; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Massachusetts

Quiet Seascape, 1883, oil on canvas, 20⅛ x 40 inches; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota

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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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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