Lot 78
  • 78

William Trost Richards

15,000 - 25,000 USD
27,500 USD
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  • William Trost Richards
  • Gray Cliff - Conanicut
  • signed W. T. Richards. and dated 95. (lower left)
  • oil on canvas


Walter Penn Shipley, Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1900 (acquired from the artist)
Thomas Emlen Shipley Sr., Philadelphia, circa 1940 (by descent from above)
Anne Emlen Shipley, Hatfield, Philadelphia, 1973 (by descent from above)
David Hatfield, Portland, Oregon, 2001 (by descent from above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The work is ensconced in a Newcomb Macklin Frame.

William Trost Richards first summered in Newport, Rhode Island in 1874 and immediately became entranced by its natural beauty. After several years abroad, he returned to Newport in 1880 to find it had become too crowded for his taste. Across the Narragansett Bay, he found the island of Conanicut more suitable to his need for isolation and built a home there in 1881. This home, where he enjoyed many summers with his family, was named Greycliff after the granite cliffs on the coast line.