SOLD Morning at Narragansett, 1872

by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837–1908)
Oil on canvas
27 x 50 inches
Signed and dated lower left: AT Bricher. 1872; on verso: Morning / At Narragansett / A.T. Bricher.


(Possibly) James Augustus Suydam

Private collection, Orange, Connecticut

Shannon’s, Milford, Connecticut, October 23, 2003, lot 73

Private collection, acquired from above

Private collection, New York, New York


(Possibly) Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition, Illinois, 1875, no. 353

(Possibly) Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, Pennsylvania, 1876, no. 486


(Possibly) Clara Erskine Clement and Laurence Hutton, Artists of the Nineteenth Century and Their Works: A Handbook Containing Two Thousand and Fifty Biographical Sketches (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889), 93.

(Possibly) Jeffrey R. Brown, Alfred Thompson Bricher 1837-1908 (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1973), 52, 94.

Related Works

Narragansett Pier, 1871, oil on board, 8 x 14⅛ inches, signed lower right; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

Indian Rock, Narragansett Bay, 1871, oil on canvas, 27 5/16 x 50¼ inches, signed and dated lower right; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

Note: This painting is likely the one owned by Luminist painter James Augustus Suydam (1819–1865) and exhibited at the Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition of 1875 and Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876.

Narragansett is a seaside town in Rhode Island which Alfred Thompson Bricher visited on numerous occasions, creating sketches of the coastline.

Artist Biography

Master marine painter of realistic and sublime New England coastal scenes

By William Tylee Ranney Abbott

The seascapes of Alfred Thompson Bricher embrace both realism and sublimity. While his works are masterpieces of beauty in great detail, they are also mesmerizing in their commitment to conveying atmospheric serenity. The widespread popularity that Bricher experience during his time, proven by his significant exhibition history, is a testament to his ability to capture both literal excellence in nature as well as its figural beauty.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions

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