Alfred T. Bricher (1837-1908)
- ALFRED T. BRICHER (1837-1908)
- Low Tide, Indian Rock, Narragansett, RI
- Watercolor on paper
- 12 ½ x 19 1/4 inches
- Signed lower left
In 1875, Appleton’s Art Journal recorded that upon his first exhibition of watercolors, the artist was immediately admitted into the Society of Painters in Water Colors, founded seven years prior by Samuel Colman (1832-1920). He exhibited there frequently and became a member of its Board of Control in 1874 and its Hanging Committee in 1879. Bricher’s watercolors won critical praise as one commentator wrote that he could paint water ‘as liquid as Mr. W.T. Richards.” At the 1873 annual exhibition, A.F. Bellows, W.T. Richards, R. Swain Gifford and Bricher were considered the most talented watercolorists.
In this sun-filled watercolor, Low Tide, Indian Rock, Narragansett, RI, Bricher explores the elongated expansion of the ocean set against the crisp formal geometry of the rock. This piece expresses the refinement of Bricher’s delicate watercolor technique.