Lot 53Alfred Thompson Bricher
Apple Blossoms, 1879
Signed A. T. Bricher, dated Montclair / May 1879, and inscribed illegibly (ll)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
14 x 19 3/4 inches
Boston, MA, Doll and Richards, Sixty-Nine Works by Alfred Thompson Bricher, April 12-13, 1882
"Sketches and Studies, From the Portfolios of R. Swain Gifford, Winslow Homer, Arthur Quartley, and A. T. Bricher," The Art Journal For 1880, New Series, Vol. 6, New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1880, pp. 325-328, p. 327, illus. p. 328
In the article, "From the Portfolios of R. Swain Gifford, Winslow Homer, Arthur Quartley, and A. T. Bricher," an unidentified author observes about the present work, "Mr. Bricher's versatility and industry are suggested by the sketch of an apple-bough hung thick with blossoms, and which seem to give one the fragrance and soft airs of May. Bricher's pictures indicate knowledge, industry, and skill, and are yearly going further and further in their use of the resources that modern times have endowed Art with. His academic instincts, which once were strong, are gradually breaking up: his studies in the schools of the Art-Students League have opened to his pencil a new and inviting vista."
Sold for $3,750
The paper is toned. There is a 3 inch crease running horizontally at the center of the top edge. The work has been mounted to a support sheet.
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