Item #AT-00337

Coast of Cornwall by William Trost Richards (1833-1905)


Oil on canvas Coast of Cornwall 1869" by William Trost Richards(1833-1905). A magnificent Museum Piece of one of his famous coastal scenes painted in the mid 19th Century. Signed lower left and dated 1869. On verso has all its museum labels and provenance. Does not get better than this masterpiece.

Framed in a massive original hand carved gilt Museum frame.



25.5"H x 42"W

42.75" x 60"


The Insurance Company of North America 1939 (Museum of Art)
Cigna 1982 (Museum of Art)
Private Collection

*Biography from Metropolitan Museum NY

William Trost Richards was an artist associated with both the Hudson River School and the American Pre-Raphaelite movement. Born in Philadelphia in 1833, Richards studied in Florence, Rome, and Paris before settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was recognized initially for his landscapes - especially of the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire and southwestern Maine - but turned his attention to the sea beginning in about 1867.

A leading artist of the American Watercolor Society, Richards was esteemed for helping lift the medium into higher prominence. The exhibition at the Metropolitan features works representing the entire range of subjects for which Richards was known. Noteworthy among his early works is Palms, a delicate drawing from 1855, which was acquired recently by The Metropolitan Museum of art.