A Mine of Beauty: Landscapes by William Trost Richards

Exhibition Info
Historic Landmark Building
Curators
Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art
In celebration of a gift of 110 William Trost Richards watercolors to PAFA

In celebration of a recent gift of 110 William Trost Richards watercolors, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presented the gift in its entirety in a focused exhibition. Shown in conjunction with a selection of Richards oil paintings from both the permanent collection and select private collections, these jewel-like watercolor landscapes delighted visitors with their intimate scale and technical mastery of the watercolor medium.

William Trost Richards, An Essay at Twilight, Newport, 1877, watercolor on paper, 3 5/16 x 5 in., Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M.V. Hamilton, 2008.5.22
William Trost Richards, An Essay at Twilight, Newport, 1877, watercolor on paper, 3 5/16 x 5 in., Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M.V. Hamilton, 2008.5.22
William Trost Richards, View up the Bay from Conanicut Island, 1881, watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 1/4 x 5 in., 22.5., 2008.5.65
William Trost Richards, View up the Bay from Conanicut Island, 1881, watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 1/4 x 5 in., 22.5., 2008.5.65
William Trost Richards, Our Home from the Edge of the Beach, 1876, watercolor on paper, 3 x 4 7/16 in., Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M.V. Hamilton, 2008.5.8.
William Trost Richards, Our Home from the Edge of the Beach, 1876, watercolor on paper, 3 x 4 7/16 in., Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M.V. Hamilton, 2008.5.8.
William Trost Richards, The Most Westerly Rocks of Land's End, Cornwall, 1879, watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 x 2 1/2 in., Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M.V. Hamilton, 2008.5.100
William Trost Richards, The Most Westerly Rocks of Land's End, Cornwall, 1879, watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 x 2 1/2 in., Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M.V. Hamilton, 2008.5.100
William Trost Richards, February, 1887, Oil on canvas mounted on wood, 40 1/4 x 72 in., Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Coates (The Edward H. Coates Memorial Collection), 1923.9.5
William Trost Richards, February, 1887, Oil on canvas mounted on wood, 40 1/4 x 72 in., Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Coates (The Edward H. Coates Memorial Collection), 1923.9.5

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