New Jersey Coast, 1872

by William Trost Richards (1833–1905)
Oil on canvas
25⅛ x 42⅛ inches
Signed and dated lower right: WM.T. Richards. 1872.


Alexander Gallery, New York, New York

Private collection, Canada, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2023, lot 46, from above

Related Works

Seascape, 1870, oil on canvas, 14 1/16 x 26⅛ inches; Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Massachusetts

New Jersey Beach, 1901, oil on canvas, 28¼ x 48¼ inches, signed and dated lower left; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Seascape with Distant Lighthouse, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1873, oil on canvas, 11¾ x 20 inches; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

Note: William Trost Richards became captivated by the sea while visiting the coasts of New Jersey and New England during his summers. He created numerous seascapes depicting various beaches along the New Jersey coast, typically featuring the artist’s signature cresting waves and luminous light.

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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