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The Sakonnet River

William Trost Richards

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
William Trost Richards achieved particularly rich color effects in marine paintings from the 1870s, the decade in which he actively embraced the watercolor medium. A devotee of outdoor sketching, he found seemingly infinite variations of sea, sky, and land during his extensive travels along the northeastern coast. (The Sakonnet River was located near Newport, Rhode Island, the seaside resort where Richards summered beginning in 1874.)
MEDIUM Opaque watercolor over graphite on blue, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
DATES ca. 1876
DIMENSIONS 6 7/8 x 13 11/16 in. (17.5 x 34.8 cm) Frame: 16 3/8 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (41.6 x 54 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905). The Sakonnet River, ca. 1876. Opaque watercolor over graphite on blue, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper, 6 7/8 x 13 11/16 in. (17.5 x 34.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 74.30.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.30.3_SL1.jpg)
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