Alfred Thompson Bricher

American (1837–1908)

Along the Coast

c. 1880

Oil on canvas

Gift of Ann and Charles Sahlman


Bricher frequently spent summers on sketching trips along the northeast coast, from Maine to New York. Sketches were then used for paintings made back in his New York studio during the winter months.

His most frequent images are of coastal scenes, which often depict calm waters at low tide, as found here. A quiet, reflective mood is suggested through the precise details and the realistic rendering of light and atmosphere.

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