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Landscape painter, b. 1822 - d. 1903

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      • Richards Original Oil, Coastline at Atlantic City, NJ
        Oct. 07, 2023

        Richards Original Oil, Coastline at Atlantic City, NJ

        Est: $6,000 - $12,000

        RICHARDS, Frederick De Bourg (1822-1903). Coastline at Atlantic City. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right: "F De B Richards 13 1/2" x 27 1/2" visible, 22 1/2" x 36" framed. By 1880 Atlantic City had become an even greater tourist destination following the fare war between the Camden and Atlantic Railroad and the new Philadelphia and Atlantic Railroad. Artists, such as Frederick De Bourg Richards, eager to capture the growth of ever-changing appearance of the boardwalk, as well as to attract the attention of new patrons, painted evocative scenes of the beachfront. Sometime during the late 1870s Richards took a studio in Anglesea (renamed North Wildwood in 1906). Between 1883 and 1889 he exhibited a number of paintings, etchings, and watercolors of that area and Hereford Inlet at the Pennsylvania Academy. His first documented painting of a New Jersey landscape was Salt Marshes at Atlantic City in October (location unknown), which was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy's annual show in 1878. In this beautifully composed painting, the eye of the viewer is drawn towards the distant Atlantic City by the curve of the beach, flanked on either side by the gently rolling waves of the sea to the right and sand dunes to the left. The sky, with its restful clouds, in hues of pink, is almost the main focus of the painting, filling two-thirds of the composition and providing a feeling of tranquility. The two figures wandering along the beach add a sense of depth and scale to the overall landscape. The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Although little is known of his early training, he may have worked as an artist in New York between 1844 and 1845 before settling in Philadelphia by 1848. Richards opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall and the gallery remained in operation until 1855. His "life-size" daguerreotypes were particularly noted and Richards' account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton, William Trost Richards, Peter F. Rothermel, and others. In 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. Richards traveled extensively throughout Europe during the middle 1850s completing commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. He published many of these views in 1857 under the title, Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). His experiences painting in Europe clearly had a profound effect upon the artist and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore, from 1865 onwards. Between 1848 and 1891, he exhibited regularly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The painter's work was also shown at the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. Frederick De Bourg Richards was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York.

        Arader Galleries
      • Frederick De Bourg Richards (American/Delaware)
        May. 25, 2023

        Frederick De Bourg Richards (American/Delaware)

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Frederick De Bourg Richards (American/Delaware, 1822-1903), "Lake Lucerne", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 21 1/2 in. x 36 in., framed, overall 33 1/4 in. x 47 3/4 in. x 4 in. Condition: Overall fair condition.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Mar. 12, 2023

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $1,700 - $2,100

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick De Bourg Richards (American/Delaware)
        Feb. 02, 2023

        Frederick De Bourg Richards (American/Delaware)

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Frederick De Bourg Richards (American/Delaware, 1822-1903), "Lake Lucerne", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 21 1/2 in. x 36 in., framed, overall 33 1/4 in. x 47 3/4 in. x 4 in.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Dec. 18, 2022

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $1,800 - $2,200

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Sep. 11, 2022

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $1,800 - $2,300

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Jun. 12, 2022

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $1,900 - $2,500

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Mar. 13, 2022

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $2,000 - $2,600

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Dec. 12, 2021

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $2,100 - $2,700

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903) Classical Ruins Oil on canvas 1
        Nov. 11, 2021

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903) Classical Ruins Oil on canvas 1

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903) Classical Ruins Oil on canvas 13-3/4 x 28 inches (34.9 x 71.1 cm) Signed lower left: F. DeB. Richards Property from the Estate of Kevin Burke, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Sep. 12, 2021

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $2,400 - $3,000

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique
        Jun. 06, 2021

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (NY,DE,1822-1903) oil painting antique

        Est: $2,400 - $3,000

        ARTIST: Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (New York, Delaware, 1822 - 1903) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some scattered inpainting mostly along edges. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 36 inches / 55 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 41 inches / 68 x 104 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118121 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Nothing is known about his early training, and he may have worked as an artist in New York in 1844 and 1845. He had settled in Philadelphia by 1848, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery at 144 1/2 Chestnut Street, opposite Independence Hall. Richards operated the gallery until 1855, and was noted for his "life-size" daguerreotypes. His account book indicates that he sold photographs to such prominent Philadelphia artists as James Hamilton (1819-1878), William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895), and others.Around 1853 he began to take photographs that documented the appearance of Philadelphia's historic buildings. An article in The Journal of the Franklin Institute discussed improvements Richards had made to the stereoscope. He exhibited daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute's annual exhibitions and may have printed copies of paintings and engravings. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. In 1857 he published Random Sketches, or, What I Saw in Europe (Philadelphia: G. Collins). A wood engraving after one of three photographs that Richards took of President-elect Abraham Lincoln raising the flag before Independence Hall appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" on March 9, 1861. Around 1865 his interest in photography began to wane, and he devoted himself to painting landscapes, most of which were of the Pennsylvania countryside and the New Jersey seashore.He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York. Richards, who was a member of the Society of Friends, died at his residence at 1827 North Twelfth Street and was buried in West Laurel Hill cemetery.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • A F. DEBOURG (DE BERG) RICHARDS OIL PAINTING
        Apr. 04, 2021

        A F. DEBOURG (DE BERG) RICHARDS OIL PAINTING

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822 - 1903) oil on canvas painting 'Seashore with Sailboat on the Horizon.' Signed lower right.

        Helios Auctions
      • Frederick De Bourg Richards, American, Deleware/New York (1822 -1903), "Italy" (probably a view on Lake Maggiore)
        Nov. 01, 2020

        Frederick De Bourg Richards, American, Deleware/New York (1822 -1903), "Italy" (probably a view on Lake Maggiore)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Frederick De Bourg Richards, American, Delaware/New York (1822 -1903), "Italy" (probably a view on Lake Maggiore or Lake Como), oil on canvas laid to board, signed lower right and dated 1879, measures 22 x 36 inches unframed, 26 x 40 inches framed. CONDITION: Good, light crackelure, some light losses/wear in the upper sky at center and center left, carved frame with wear. The photographer and landscape painter Frederick De Bourg Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware. During the middle 1850s Richards traveled extensively in Europe, where he executed commissioned paintings of the Swiss Alps and Italian countryside. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1848 and 1891, the National Academy of Design from 1865 to 1876, and the Brooklyn Art Association in 1875 and 1876. He was also active in the Artists' Fund Society, the Philadelphia Society of Artists, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the American Art Union in New York.

        Huntington Museum of Art
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, MOUNTAIN STREAM | Mountain Stream
        Oct. 20, 2018

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, MOUNTAIN STREAM | Mountain Stream

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Richards Atlantic City Oil Painting
        Jun. 02, 2018

        Richards Atlantic City Oil Painting

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        Atlantic City Coastline. Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903). Oil on canvas. Signed l. r. "F De B. Richards". 14 x 28 1/8 inches

        Arader Galleries
      • Frederick Debourg Richards oil
        Mar. 17, 2018

        Frederick Debourg Richards oil

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Frederick Debourg Richards (American 1822-1903)- Early Fall Landscape- oil on canvas, 1884, signed F. De B. Richards '84 lower right, few spots of in-painting, framed. 30 x 24''

        Rachel Davis Fine Arts
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) "PIKES PEAK".
        Aug. 16, 2017

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) "PIKES PEAK".

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Oil on canvas. Housed in an early 20th century giltwood frame. Initialed lower left "FDR". Note: A framed letter dated 1875 addressed to J DeB. Richards, Esquire from Gebbie Barrie accompanies this lot. In the letter Mr. Barrie, a Philadelphia bookseller, praises the painting "Pikes Peak" and proposes an exchange for books SIZE: 12" x 16". Overall 17-1/4" x 21-1/2" CONDITION: Canvas has been trimmed and lined, with minor discoloration and spotty varnish, paint surface very low in places, otherwise fair 52099-32

        James D. Julia
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, (AMERICAN 1822-1903), "SUNSET ON THE MARSHES"
        Jun. 04, 2017

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, (AMERICAN 1822-1903), "SUNSET ON THE MARSHES"

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (american 1822-1903) "SUNSET ON THE MARSHES" Signed ''DeB. Richards'' bottom left, oil on canvasboard 11 x 25 1/2 in. (27.9 x 31.8cm) provenance: The Clark Collection, Maryland. exhibited: "The Legacy of the Hudson River School; American Landscapes, 1860-1880," Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington D.C., October 15-November 21, 1981.

        Freeman's
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) "PIKES PEAK".
        Feb. 09, 2017

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) "PIKES PEAK".

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Oil on canvas. Housed in an early 20th century giltwood frame. Initialed lower left "FDR". Note: A framed letter dated 1875 addressed to J DeB. Richards, Esquire from Gebbie Barrie accompanies this lot. In the letter Mr. Barrie, a Philadelphia bookseller, praises the painting "Pikes Peak" and proposes an exchange for books SIZE: 12" x 16". Overall 17-1/4" x 21-1/2" CONDITION: Canvas has been trimmed and lined, with minor discoloration and spotty varnish, paint surface very low in places, otherwise fair 51350-9

        James D. Julia
      • FREDRICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) SHIPWRECK ON SANDY HOOK BEACH, NEW JERSEY.
        Feb. 09, 2017

        FREDRICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) SHIPWRECK ON SANDY HOOK BEACH, NEW JERSEY.

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Oil on canvas. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. Signed lower right "F De. B. Richards", bears indiscernible label on verso stretcher with artist's name and title "... Vessel" SIZE: 18" x 36-1/4". Overall 24-1/2" x 42-1/2" CONDITION: Discolored varnish and minor canvas buckle, otherwise good 51376-3

        James D. Julia
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (1822 - 1903)
        Dec. 03, 2016

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (1822 - 1903)

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        derelict vessel, Sandy Hook, New Jersey

        Lotus International Auctions
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903)
        May. 22, 2016

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (American, 1822-1903), "Loch Achray with a View of Ben Venue, Scotland", 1875, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, verso inscribed "Loch Achray/W Benvenue/Scotland", 22-1/2" x 36". Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Painting, Frederick Debourg (De Berg) Richards
        Jan. 16, 2016

        Painting, Frederick Debourg (De Berg) Richards

        Est: $500 - $800

        Frederick Debourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903), Home in the Mountains at Sunset, oil on canvas, signed lower right, canvas: 14.5"h x 11.5"w, overall (with frame): 23.5"h x 21"w

        Clars Auctions
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, American, 1822-1903, Dramatic sunset over a mountain lake., Oil on canvas, 20" x 30". Framed.
        Apr. 04, 2015

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, American, 1822-1903, Dramatic sunset over a mountain lake., Oil on canvas, 20" x 30". Framed.

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS American, 1822-1903 Dramatic sunset over a mountain lake. Signed lower right "F. De B. Richards". Oil on canvas, 20" x 30". Framed.

        Eldred's
      • Frederick Debourg Richards oil
        Mar. 21, 2015

        Frederick Debourg Richards oil

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Frederick Debourg Richards (American 1822-1903)- Early Fall Landscape- oil on canvas, 1884, signed F. De B. Richards '84 lower right, two paint flakes, some surface grime, otherwise very good condition. 30 x 24''

        Rachel Davis Fine Arts
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards (1822-1903), CO Pass
        Jun. 14, 2014

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (1822-1903), CO Pass

        Est: $1,000 - $3,000

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (1822-1903), CO Pass oil on canvas (lined), signed at lower left "F. De B. Richards," presented in an attractive gilt frame. SS 11.5 x 19.75 in.; DOA 17.5 x 25.75 in.

        Leland Little Auctions
      • RICHARDS, FREDERICK DE BOURG (1822-1903) The Fisher House, Philadelphia.
        Apr. 17, 2014

        RICHARDS, FREDERICK DE BOURG (1822-1903) The Fisher House, Philadelphia.

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        RICHARDS, FREDERICK DE BOURG (1822-1903) The Fisher House, Philadelphia. Salted paper print, 7 3/4x6 inches (19.7x15.2 cm.), mounted to a thin blue paper, with Richards' signature, in ink, and captioned with a lengthy description of the residents of The Fisher House, also in ink, all on mount recto. 1859

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, (AMERICAN 1822-1903), "THE GLORY OF THE ALLEGHENIES"
        Dec. 08, 2013

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, (AMERICAN 1822-1903), "THE GLORY OF THE ALLEGHENIES"

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (american 1822-1903)/span "THE GLORY OF THE ALLEGHENIES" Signed and dated 'F. Deb Richards 1867' bottom left, oil on canvas 54 x 84 in. (137.2 x 213.4cm) provenance: /spanPrivate Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • Frederick D. Richards (1822-1903, American), painting
        Nov. 09, 2013

        Frederick D. Richards (1822-1903, American), painting

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        "Extensive Shorescape (Atlantic City)", oil on canvas, signed "F.D. Richards", lower left, 12.25" x 23.25" (sight), framed

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards
        Jun. 21, 2013

        Frederick DeBourg Richards

        Est: $400 - $600

        Frederick DeBourg Richards (Pennsylvania / Delaware, 1822-1903) CREEK LANDSCAPE oil on canvas, original frame, signed lower left H10 3/4" W16 1/4"

        Charlton Hall
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards American, 1822-1903 Extensive Shorescape (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
        Nov. 19, 2012

        Frederick DeBourg Richards American, 1822-1903 Extensive Shorescape (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Frederick DeBourg Richards American, 1822-1903 Extensive Shorescape (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Signed indistinctly (ll) Oil on canvas 13 1/8 x 24 inches Literature: Lyman Allyn Museum, New London CT, American Romantic Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Collection of Lee B. Anderson, New London, 1961, exhi. cat. This work is noted as an additional painting in the collection, entitled Atlantic City, New Jersey. C Sold to Benefit the Lee B. Anderson Memorial Foundation

        Doyle New York
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, (AMERICAN 1822-1903), A PANORAMIC LANDSCAPE
        Dec. 04, 2011

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, (AMERICAN 1822-1903), A PANORAMIC LANDSCAPE

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (american 1822-1903)/span A PANORAMIC LANDSCAPE Signed 'F. De B Richards' bottom right, oil on canvas 30 1/4 x 50 in. (76.8 x 127cm) note:/span It has been suggested that this view depicts the Juniata River in Middleton, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards, American; (1822-1903)., Oil on canvas., 15" x 22"
        Aug. 20, 2011

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards, American; (1822-1903)., Oil on canvas., 15" x 22"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards American; (1822-1903). Oil on canvas. Pastoral scene with meandering river. Signed "F DeB Richards" lower right. 15" x 22"

        Ripley Auctions
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards Oil on canvas
        Aug. 05, 2011

        Frederick DeBourg Richards Oil on canvas

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Frederick DeBourg Richards. On the Juniata River, Pennsylvania. Signed "F. DeB. Richards"; titled "On the Juniata" verso

        Barridoff Auctions
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, American, 1822-1903, Lake and mountains., Oil on canvas, 14" x 20". Framed.
        Aug. 05, 2011

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS, American, 1822-1903, Lake and mountains., Oil on canvas, 14" x 20". Framed.

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS American, 1822-1903 Lake and mountains. Signed lower right "F. De B. Richards". Oil on canvas, 14" x 20". Framed.

        Eldred's
      • Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards N.A. (1822-1903 Philadelphia, PA)
        Jun. 14, 2011

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards N.A. (1822-1903 Philadelphia, PA)

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        ''Shipwreck at Anglesea, NJ'', circa 1844, signed lower right: F. De B. Richards, oil on canvas. Provenance: Estate, Los Angeles, CA

        John Moran Auctioneers
      • Frederick DeBourg Richards, American, Wilmington, DE, 1822-1903, o/c, portrait of Lafayette, inscribed verso "Presented to the City ...
        Jun. 07, 2011

        Frederick DeBourg Richards, American, Wilmington, DE, 1822-1903, o/c, portrait of Lafayette, inscribed verso "Presented to the City ...

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Frederick DeBourg Richards, American, Wilmington, DE, 1822-1903, o/c, portrait of Lafayette, inscribed verso "Presented to the City of Wilmington, Delaware/By F. De Bourg. Richards/Artist/July 4, 1845 AD", measures 29 3/4" x 25 1/4"v, clear wax relining, on a new stretcher,

        William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
      • FREDERICK DeBOURG RICHARDS, American (1822-1903), Crossing a Bridge, oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1874., 14 x 20
        Apr. 28, 2011

        FREDERICK DeBOURG RICHARDS, American (1822-1903), Crossing a Bridge, oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1874., 14 x 20

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        FREDERICK DeBOURG RICHARDS American (1822-1903) Crossing a Bridge oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1874. 14 x 20 Provenance: Shannon's, Greenwich, Connecticut, April 25, 2002, lot 148. Private collection, Massachusetts.

        Shannon's
      • Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903) Woodland Scene. Signed "F. DeB Richards" l.l. Watercolor on paper, sight ...
        Oct. 14, 2010

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903) Woodland Scene. Signed "F. DeB Richards" l.l. Watercolor on paper, sight ...

        Est: $100 - $150

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903) Woodland Scene. Signed "F. DeB Richards" l.l. Watercolor on paper, sight size 14 1/4 x 10 in., framed.

        Skinner
      • FREDERICK DeBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) "SANDY HOOK".
        Aug. 25, 2010

        FREDERICK DeBOURG RICHARDS (American, 1822-1903) "SANDY HOOK".

        Est: $6,000 - $7,000

        Oil on canvas beach scene shows the remnants of a wrecked ship with waves crashing over its bow and several timber pieces on dry sand. The sea is relatively calm with small waves, all under a blue and shaded white cloud sky. Signed lower left "F. Deb. Richards". Housed in a period gilt gesso decorated frame with added wood title plaque. SIZE: 15" x 30". CONDITION: Relined on new stretcher, minor inpainting. Very good. 9-99269

        James D. Julia
      • Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903) Woodland Scene. Signed "F. DeB Richards" l.l. Watercolor on paper, sight siz
        Jul. 21, 2010

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903) Woodland Scene. Signed "F. DeB Richards" l.l. Watercolor on paper, sight siz

        Est: $300 - $500

        Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (American, 1822-1903) Woodland Scene. Signed "F. DeB Richards" l.l. Watercolor on paper, sight size 14 1/4 x 10 in., framed.

        Skinner
      • Frederick Debourg Richards (American, 1822-1903)
        Jun. 25, 2010

        Frederick Debourg Richards (American, 1822-1903)

        Est: -

        Frederick Debourg Richards (American, 1822-1903) River through the forest clearing signed 'F.DeB.Richards' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 x 30 in. (45.7 x 76.2 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Frederick Debourg Richards (American, 1822-1903)
        Jun. 24, 2010

        Frederick Debourg Richards (American, 1822-1903)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Frederick Debourg Richards (American, 1822-1903) River through the forest clearing signed 'F.DeB.Richards' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 x 30 in. (45.7 x 76.2 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Frederick de Bough Richards. "Sunrise on the Lake", oil on canvas, 24 1/2" x 36 1/8", relined., Alexander Gallery, NY label.
        Jun. 11, 2010

        Frederick de Bough Richards. "Sunrise on the Lake", oil on canvas, 24 1/2" x 36 1/8", relined., Alexander Gallery, NY label.

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Frederick de Bough Richards. "Sunrise on the Lake", oil on canvas, 24 1/2" x 36 1/8", relined., Alexander Gallery, NY label.

        Alderfer Auction
      • FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (1822-1903)
        Dec. 07, 2009

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (1822-1903)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        FREDERICK DEBOURG RICHARDS (1822-1903) Anglesea, New Jersey, c. 1880 cyanotype print 4½ x 7½in. (11 x 19cm.)

        Christie's
      • FREDERICK DE BOURG RICHARDS (Amer. 1822-1903)
        Nov. 16, 2009

        FREDERICK DE BOURG RICHARDS (Amer. 1822-1903)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        FREDERICK DE BOURG RICHARDS (American. 1822-1903) "Off Anglesea, New Jersey". Signed l/r. Verso bears original label inscribed by Artist. Oil on Board. Measuring 12" by 20". Carved giltwood frame. (Cond: good, surface dirty with old varnish, will need cleaning) (3000/5000)

        Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
      • Frederick De Bourg Richards (American 1822-1903)-
        Oct. 24, 2009

        Frederick De Bourg Richards (American 1822-1903)-

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Frederick De Bourg Richards (American 1822-1903)- Early Fall Landscape- oil on canvas, 1884, signed F. De B. Richards '84 lower right, two paint flakes, some surface grime, otherwise very good condition. 30 x 24'' 76.2 x 61 cm

        Rachel Davis Fine Arts
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