The Sakonnet River
William Trost Richards
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.)
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)
Frame: 16 3/8 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (41.6 x 54 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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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_SL3.jpg)
overall, 74.30.3_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2018
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