Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Newport Coast

Newport Coast

William Trost Richards, American, 1833 - 1905

Made in United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

Framed: 42 1/2 × 62 1/2 inches (108 × 158.8 cm) Sight: 27 × 47 inches (68.6 × 119.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, 2013

A replica of this work is featured in Inside Out, a series of outdoor exhibitions throughout the region.


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Richards spent hours studying the visual effects of water and its movement. His mastery of marine painting is demonstrated in this view of sunlit surf, which sparkles with a gemlike translucency.

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