Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board

Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board
Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board
Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board
Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board
Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board
Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board

Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board
The signature is in the lower left corner, and can be seen magnified in picture 4. The painting depicts a rocky coastline, which Bricher was most famous for painting. The painting is housed in what may be it’s original frame, but would benefit from being re-framed in a fancier Hudson River School frame. The painting itself is in excellent condition with no major damage to report. The wood board is solid, with no warps or cracks. There is a small chunk of the board missing in the lower right corner, but the frame mostly hides it. The painting itself does not have any in-painting or damage. The signature is original to the painting, as it did not fluoresce under black light examination. The frame is in good overall condition, but does have some nicks and scrapes, consistent with it’s age. The upper left corner may have been repaired, as it appears to be glued. It is coming from a prominent New York City estate that featured many listed artists. The frame measures 22.25 x 13.25″, with the board measuring 16.5″ x 7.75. Thanks for checking out my listing. Alfred Thompson Bricher is best known for Luminist views of deserted shorelines edged with dramatic rocky outcroppings and views of the tranquil seas, where sailboats glide on still waters. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of English immigrants, and his youth was spent in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In 1851, he became a clerk in a store in Boston, and he may have studied art there at the Lowell Institute. 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. In 1864, Lane’s works were shown at the Boston Atheneum, and Bricher’s studio in Boston was in the same building as Heade’s. By 1859, Bricher had established a studio in Boston, where he displayed sketches of open-air works. In the 1860s, Bricher was creating marine subjects, working at Mt. Desert Island in Maine and in Northampton, Massachusetts. He found other subjects in locales in New England and New York state. He also began to use watercolor during the’60s, a medium in which he created many of his finest works. By the middle of the decade, he had become employed by the Louis Prang publishing house, which claimed to have invented the chromolithograph. Eventually twenty-three of Bricher’s paintings were created as chromolithographs by the firm. In 1868, Bricher married and moved from Boston to New York, setting up his studio at 40 West 30th Street. During the next decade, he was influenced by the emergence of a younger generation of artists who were dedicated to experimenting with new techniques and developing personal styles. Affected by the art of his time, Bricher began to work in a more spontaneous and painterly manner, but he remained dedicated to capturing quiet, light-filled scenes of coastal areas and often rendered forms with a precision that reflected his continued adherence to Luminism. During the 1870s, Bricher became active in many important art associations, in particular, the American Watercolor Society. He also became affiliated with Swedenborgianism, a religion to which William Page and George Inness also subscribed. Affected in his art by the ideas of Swedenborg, Bricher created works that had a symbolic component in which forms were bathed in soft misty glows. Between 1878 and 1884, Bricher included figures in his landscapes, mostly women shown in leisure activities. These images have similarities to some contemporaneous works by Winslow Homer. In the 1880s, Bricher adopted a more tonal approach. His colors had always been predominantly pale blues and greens with touches of intense yellow; all harmoniously blended to convey the sensations of bright, sunny days. Now he concentrated on recording atmospheric conditions, which he conveyed by emphasizing a single, dominant color. Following his second marriage in 1881, 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. Bricher’s work is represented in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Dallas Art Museum, as well as many other public and private collections. All my items have been stored in a smoke and pet free home in a temperature controlled environment since coming into my possession. Please check out my other auctions, as I will be adding more sports cards, memorabilia, autographs, antiques, artwork, estate finds, and action figures within the next few weeks. I will look over every single offer, and since I need to make room for my newest finds, you never know! Don’t be afraid, even if you feel your offer is low. I will not take offense, and worst case scenario I will say no or make a counter offer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, I can take more pictures if needed. 15.00 x 32.00 in. Low Tide At Swallow Tail Cove. 25.12 x 52.20 in. 27.01 x 50.00 in. 17.99 x 35.98 in. Dory On Dana’s Beach, ManchesteR-BY-ThE-Sea, Massachusetts. 25.12 x 20.51 in. 25.00 x 52.01 in. New York Harbor With The Brooklyn Bridge Under Construction. 27.01 x 22.99 in. 17.99 x 37.99 in. Cliffs At North Head, Grand Manan, New Brunswick. 25.00 x 50.00 in. Hunter In The Meadows Of Old Newburyport, Massachusetts. 22.00 x 44.00 in. 17.01 x 35.98 in. 18.03 x 36.02 in. Two Ladies In A Rowboat. 37.99 x 27.99 in. Evening At ScituatE-Low Tide. 15.00 x 33.00 in. Early Autumn On Long Island. 25.98 x 47.99 in. Oyster Boats On The Creek, Patchogue, Long Island. 18.00 x 32.00 in. Seascape With Dory And Sailboats. 15.00 x 32.99 in. 20.00 x 42.01 in. 17.99 x 34.02 in. Seascape With Dories And Sailboats. 15.00 x 32.01 in. 17.99 x 30.00 in. 17.99 x 38.98 in. 18.27 x 39.25 in. A Quiet Cove, Grand Manan. 7.09 x 15.35 in. West Island, Seaconnett Point, Rhode Island (a Sunny Day On The Coast). 15.00 x 32.76 in. 22.01 x 35.98 in. On The Coast Of Maine. The item “Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board” is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Paintings”. The seller is “mccartinvestments” and is located in Hudson, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Subject: Seascape
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30in.)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Painting Surface: Wood
  • Style: Realism
  • Medium: Oil
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Artist: Alfred Thompson Bricher
  • Framed/Unframed: Framed
  • Hudson River School: White Mountain Art

Listed Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908) Signed Oil Painting On Board