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William Trost Richards

Rocky Coastline, Cornwall

William Trost Richards
1833-1905, American
Rocky Coastline, Cornwall, 1886
Oil on canvas
Purchased in part with funds provided by Alexis C. Manice

William Trost Richards                    (1833-1905)

  • Born in Philadelphia, 1833.

  • Attended Central High School.

  • Took some lessons at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he exhibited in 1852.

  • Often paints scenes of the East Coast.

  • In 1890 he moved to Newport, RI.