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American marine oil on canvas painting attributed to Alfred Thompson Bricher (New York/New Hampshire, 1837-1908) depicting a coastal seascape with sailboats visible in the distance and a rocky coast line with trees and flora in fall colors. Unsigned. Gilt name plate with artist's name and dates, affixed lower center of frame. Housed in a giltwood and composition frame with fluted cove molding and acanthus corner decoration. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 41" W. Framed: 31" H x 49 1/4" W. Circa 1890. Provenance: Nashville collection; purchased from the Oct. 1, 2011 Case Antiques Auction of the estate of Welling LaGrone (lot #443). Biography: "Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Alfred Bricher grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and by 1851 was working in Boston. He became a professional painter in 1858, after meeting Charles Temple Dix and William Stanley Haseltine while sketching at Mount Desert, Maine. The following year he had his own studio in Newburyport. During the 1860s, Bricher made pictures for L. Prang and CompanyÕs print catalogue; like many New England artists of this period, he sought to bring his work before a wider public. In 1868 he married and moved his studio to New York, but over the next decades spent a great deal of time traveling, primarily sketching seascapes up and down the Atlantic coast. Most of his summer trips were to the New England states. On these trips he made landscape studies that were later transformed into oils and luminous watercolors. He was particularly impressed with Grand Manan Island off the Maine coast in the Bay of Fundy, whose rugged cliffs and surrounding sea he drew and painted for seventeen years." (Source: the Smithsonian American Art Museum). Condition: Overall very good condition. Small repaired tear at right edge.