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WILLIAM TROST RICHARDS
One of the most important 19th century American landscape and marine painters, William Trost Richards was born in Philadelphia in 1833. Naturally talented as a young man, he worked for a firm designing gas light fixtures. Later Richards took lessons in Philadelphia with German artist Paul Weber before traveling to Europe for further study, particularly at Dusseldorf, where he refined his precise drawing skills. In Europe, he was also strongly influenced by the ideals of the English Pre-Raphaelite painters, who espoused the meticulous and detailed rendering of the minutiae of nature in art.

In 1856, the artist married Anna Matlock and settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania. The couple had seven children, four of which survived.

Early in his career, in the tradition of the Hudson River School, Richards painted and sketched the unspoiled landscape in rural Pennsylvania, the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain ranges, and along the New Jersey Shore.

In the summer of 1874 Richards visited Newport, Rhode Island, and became enthralled with the areaís sublime coastline. He purchased his first of several Newport area homes in 1875 and continued to paint there for the rest of his life, dividing time between Newport and Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he purchased a farm near the Brandywine in 1884. Richards also enjoyed painting excursions to Europe, especially Britain and Ireland, where he produced an important body of work.

Richards was one of the few 19th century American landscape artists who was equally skilled as a watercolorist and a painter in oils. He cherished his drawings, which are among the finest of his generation.

Richards died in Newport in 1905. Today, the artist is best remembered for the luminist seascapes, imbued with light and atmosphere, that he created along the Rhode Island, New Jersey and British coasts, though his landscapes are also very highly respected.

The subject of much scholarly and market attention in the recent past, Richards has been the focus of exhibitions in the last several years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; and the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

His work is found in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Portland Art Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum; St. Louis Museum; and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.


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A Farmhouse and Grainfields
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1833-1905
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A View of the Twin Lighthouses, Thacher Island, from Rockport, Massachusetts
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Arran Island, Scotland
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Autumn Leaves
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Backyard of House, Germantown, PA
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Bay Village
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Beach
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Beach at Beverly Farms, Cape Ann, Massachusetts
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Beach Scene with Clearing Sky
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Beach Scene with Lighthouse
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Beach Scene with Wreck and Seagull
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Beach Vegetation
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Beach with Flotsam
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Beach with Sand Dunes
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Boat Yard
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Boulder Study I
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Boulder Study II
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British Coast
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British Coast
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British Coast
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British Coastal Cliffs
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British Coastal Scene
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British Coastal View
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Catskill River
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Coastal Study of Cliffs with Seagulls
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Coastal View
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Coastal View
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Coastal View
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Coastal View with Two Lighthouses
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Conanicut Island Fields
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Cornish Coast
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Cornstalks
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Country Church
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Cove
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Dinghy
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Distant Lighthouse
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Edge of Forest with Bridge over Stream
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English Coast
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Fisherman Pulling Boat
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Fishing Village, British Coast
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Forest Interior with Pool
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Gray Cliff, Conanicut Island, Rhode Island (site of the artistís home)
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Green Mountains From Port Kent, Lake Champlain
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Guernsey Cliffs
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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
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Incoming Storm
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Italian Landscape
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Lake Champlain
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Lake George
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Land's End, Cornwall
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Landscape with Farmhouse
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Landscape with Figure in Row Boat
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Landscape with Stream
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Landscape
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Maine Coast
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Marsh by the Sea
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Mountain Lake
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Mountain Landscape with Farm and Cow
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Mountain Landscape with Farmhouse
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Mountain Landscape with Meadows and Cows
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Mountain Landscape with River
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Mountain Landscape with Trees
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Nature Study
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Near Sorrento 94
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Near St. Manta
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Paradise Valley
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Paradise Valley, Middletown, Rhode Island
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Plant Study
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Potterís Cove, Conanicut Island, Rhode Island
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Race the Sea, My Sons
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Rocks and Surf
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Rocky Coast
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Romsdal Fjord, Norway
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Rowing at Moonlight
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Sandy Cliffs at Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts
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Seascape
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Sketchbook Cover
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St. Martins Point Guernsey '96
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Stream in the Woods at Germantown
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Streambank with Figure
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Study for the Wissahickon
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Surf at Bude Haven
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Surf with Spray
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The Artist's Camp in the Woods
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The Artist's Easel in the Woods
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The Artist's Easel in the Woods with Painting
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The Cliffs at Hartland Point
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The Cornish Lions, Cornwall
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The Cornish Lions, Cornwall
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The Delapidated Dock
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The Road to the House of William Trost Richards on Conanicut Island
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Tree Study
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Tree Study
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Trees and Rocks
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Troltinderne, the Witches Peaks, Romsdal, Norway
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White Sands Bay, England
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Wooded Interior Near the Edge of the Lake
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