Rhode Island Coast: Conanicut Island
William Trost Richards
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The prolific William Trost Richards was a leading figure of both the American Pre-Raphaelites and the American Watercolor Movement. His watercolors regularly won critical acclaim for their plein air effects and strong compositions. The geological specificity of the rugged coastline depicted here demonstrates his commitment to the Ruskinian doctrine of fidelity to nature.
Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
10 x 14 7/16 in. (25.4 x 36.7 cm)
Frame: 16 3/8 x 21 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (41.6 x 54 x 4.1 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of Mrs. William T. Brewster through the National Academy of Design
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William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905). Rhode Island Coast: Conanicut Island, ca. 1880. Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper, 10 x 14 7/16 in. (25.4 x 36.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William T. Brewster through the National Academy of Design, 53.229 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.229_SL1.jpg)
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