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William Trost Richards, Marine, 1884, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. Charles E. Ladd in memory of his mother, Mrs. William S. Ladd, public domain, 13.17

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Title

Marine

Artist

William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905)

Date

1884

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20 in x 40 in x 11/16 in

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Charles E. Ladd in memory of his mother, Mrs. William S. Ladd

Accession Number

13.17

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

landscapes

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

William Trost Richards was a dedicated landscape and marine painter whose deep reverence for nature led him to adopt the realism of fellow mid-century American landscapist Thomas Cole. Though well known for his poetic landscapes, in his later years Richards became intrigued with the movement and force of water. He spent his summers traveling along the southeastern coast, studying New England's shores, and visiting England's Cornish coast. In Marine, Richards demonstrates his unique sensibility towards the luminosity of light and atmosphere, creating what he called "a sea with the effect of light." The elements of nature as interpreted through the artist's technique rather than objects are the focuses of the painting.

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