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The Ruins of Fast Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland: The Wolf's Crag of the Bride of Lammermoor

William Trost Richards, American, 1833 - 1905

Made in United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

48 × 36 3/8 inches (121.9 × 92.4 cm) Framed: 65 × 53 1/4 × 6 1/2 inches (165.1 × 135.3 × 16.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 211, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Bequest of Arthur H. Lea, 1938

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Richards is famous for his paintings of stormy, rocky coasts, which were widely exhibited throughout the United States and England. Gloomy and dramatic, this view of ruins above a pounding sea comments on the forces of time and nature.

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