Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Painting, Seascape

Framed Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) oil on canvas seascape painting. Signed and dated (1879) lower right. Depicts two women painting at a beach and gazing out at passing sailboats. Bears Renner & Co, N.Y.C label verso. Partial old label affixed to frame verso and protected by old plastic overlay (may be old exhibition label). 20"h x 40.25"w; (overall) 35"h x 55.25"w. Provenance: Mrs. William Ruger, Sr. to Estate of William B. Ruger, Jr. Born in New Hampshire, Alfred Thompson Bricher is best known for Luminist views of deserted shorelines edged with dramatic rocky outcroppings and views of the tranquil seas. During his early years in Boston, he became familiar with the art of the Hudson River School, and was specifically inspired by the work of the Luminists, John Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, Sanford Gifford, and Fitz Hugh Lane. His studio was in the same building as Heade's. Bricher spent summers in Southampton, Long Island, where he created a number of views of the expansive coastline and the village. However, throughout his career, Bricher traveled extensively, visiting the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and Canada.  For shipping quote, please contact Box Brothers Sacramento at boxbrosacto@gmail.com. 


Under UV light there is sporadic minor inpainting upper left corner totaling less than 1% of painting. Relined. Craquluere over mountain and coarse craquluere over sky.

Estimate: $50,000 - $100,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

Witherell strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 15%.