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William Trost Richards (American (Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, 1833-1905) watercolor on paper landscape painting titled, "Naragansett Bay". Signed lower left "Wm. T. Richards". Housed in a gilt wood frame with cream linen matte and gilt wood liner. Sight – 11" H x 23" W. Framed – 20" H x 32" W. Biography: William Trost Richards was an artist associated with both the Hudson River School and the American Pre-Raphaelite movement. Born in Philadelphia in 1833, Richards studied under William Haseltine and Paul Weber. He later studied in Florence, Rome, and Paris before settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was recognized initially for his landscapes but after a second visit to Europe in 1866, he began to concentrate on painting marine watercolor subjects. Richards was a member of the PAFA (1853); Association of Advanced Truth in Art (1868); Royal Academy, London; National Academy (1871, honorary) and the American Watercolor Society. (Adapted from AskArt). Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, some minor toning to paper. Paper has been glued down to cardstock.