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William Trost Richards American  1833 - 1905
Thatcher's Island, Cape Ann, Massachusetts  Circa 1870-1872
17.5 x 23 inches, framed
Category: Paintings - American
Era: 19th Century
Estate of the artist
By descent through the family of the artist The great-grandson of the artist, New York
[Beacon Hill Fine Art, New York]
Private collection, New England

The twin lighthouses of Thatcher's Island off the shore of Rockport, Massachusetts, stand guard over the coasts of Cape Ann. They were erected in 1771 and rebuilt in 1860-61 just shortly before Richards painted this beautiful depiction. "Thatcher's Island, Cape Ann, Massachusetts" is quintessential Richards. The detailed work, the mastery of watercolor, the coastal Massachusetts subject matter, the scale indicating on-site painting, are all hallmarks of Richards' best paintings.

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