Lot 6
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Alfred Thompson Bricher 1837-1908

80,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Alfred Thompson Bricher
  • On the Meadows of Old Newburyport
  • signed A.T. Bricher and dated 1873, l.l.

  • watercolor and gouache on paper


John F. Norton, Pueblo, Colorado
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1969
Acquired by the present owners from the above, 1969


New York, National Academy of Design, Sixth Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors, Winter 1873, no. 85, p. 12
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Art Association, Spring Exhibition, March 1873, no. 174, p. 15
Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, American Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., June-July 1973, no. 9
Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Springfield, Massachusetts, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Alfred Thompson Bricher 1837-1908, September 1973-January 1974, no. 32, pp. 17-18, 56, illustrated
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Fort Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Museum; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, An American Perspective: Nineteenth-Century Art from the Collection of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., October 1981-September 1982, p. 116, illustrated p. 25


The New York Times, vol. 22, February 4, 1873, p. 5, col. 2
Barbara Novak, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Nineteenth-century American Painting, London, 1986, p. 152, illustrated p. 154

Catalogue Note

The marshy area depicted is actually outside of Newburyport proper, which had no marshes. Like Martin Johnson Heade, Bricher used the words "marshes" and "meadows" interchangeably when referring to this area. A similar version of this work in oil entitled Hunter in the Meadows of Old Newburyport, Massachusetts is in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Spain.