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William Trost Richards, American, 1833 - 1905

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1856

Graphite on beige wove paper

Sheet: 7 5/16 × 7 3/16 in. (18.5 × 18.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from the estate of Josephine Patterson Albright, Class of 1978HW

D.997.12

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Research Area

Drawing

Not on view

Inscriptions

Dated, lower right: Jan 1856; on reverse of sheet is a faint graphite sketch of lake scenery, with smaller inset sketch of trees on a bank, above a stream

Course History

SART 15, Drawing I, Edward del Rosario, Spring 2015

SART 15, Drawing I, Edward del Rosario, Spring 2015

SART 15, Drawing I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-present.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 11, 2022.

William Trost Richards: Rediscovered / Oils, Watercolors, and Drawings from the Artist's Family, Beacon Hill Fine Art (in association with Jill Newhouse), New York, New York, no. 7, November 29, 1996-January 11, 1997.

Publication History

William Trost Richards: Rediscovered / Oils, Watercolors, and Drawings from the Artist's Family, New York: Beacon Hill Fine Arts, no. 7, illus. p. 32, 1997.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 88

Provenance

The artist; to Theodore Richards (son); to Grace Thayer Richards (daughter); to her son and daughter-in-law, Ellen and Theodore Richards Conan (1926-2015), Hanover, New Hampshire, about 1980; to Beacon Hill Fine Art, New York, New York, 1997; sold to present collection, 1997.

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