Alfred T. Bricher (1837-1908)

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  • ALFRED T. BRICHER (1837-1908)
  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, 1858
  • Oil on canvas
  • 27 x 34 inches
  • Signed lower left

Due to its very early date, and because—unlike his contemporaries—Bricher never studied abroad (indeed, for an artist of this time period he traveled very little) Lake Maggiore, Italy, was probably painted from reference material. Here, Bricher depicts the town of Baveno—identified by its distinctive Al Campanile bell tower—a small town nested in the Alps of Northern Italy. Imposing Alpine peaks rise in the distance, executed in mutable tones of pink and purple that add atmosphere and grandeur to the scene. Lake Maggiore displays none of the inexperienced hand one might expect from an artist who had only recently declared his intention to be a painter. Rather, it underscores the inherent talent and tapped potential that Bricher, a self-taught artist, would only further reveal in years to come.

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