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
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.
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