New Jersey Beach

William Trost Richards American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

This painting represents the last stage of Richards’s prolific career. It reveals his definite, though reluctant, concession to the broader rendering of forms and looser brush work that had become popular by the turn of the twentieth century and is evident in Winslow Homer’s seascapes. However, Richards’s longstanding preference for detail is still apparent in the crisp definition of the cresting waves.

New Jersey Beach, William Trost Richards (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1833–1905 Newport, Rhode Island), Oil on canvas, American

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