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William Trost Richards

William Trost Richards: Near the West Cove, Conanicut Island<br>Sold at Eldred's in 2010 for $66,700

Near the West Cove, Conanicut Island
Sold at Eldred's in 2010 for $66,700

American

November 14, 1833 - November 9, 1905

 

William Trost Richards is regarded by many scholars and collectors as the finest 19th century American seascape painter. A true innovator in the genre, Richard’s seascapes combine aspects of the Hudson River School’s strict adherence to nature, with dramatic effect borrowed from the Pre-Raphaelites. While his subjects ranged from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the British seaside, it is his Rhode Island coastal scenes that are the most iconic. 

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