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Lot 13: Frederick DeBourg Richards 1822-1903 Antique American Hudson River School Masterpiece Oil Painting

Est: $3,000 USD - $50,000 USDSold:
Curated Gallery AuctionsMay 05, 2024BROOKLYN, NY, US

Item Overview


Antique American landscape oil painting by Frederick DeBourg (De Berg) Richards (1822 - 1903). One of the finest examples of his work and a very important painting. Oil on canvas. Signed on verso, we attached a regular image as well as an image highlighting the signature. The work is also titled on the Juniata. A important river in Pennsylvania. This is a very historic and important painting! Great perspective with incredible detail. Perhaps we are getting a glimpse at the artist himself fly fishing with his trusted dog companion. Framed in a spectacular gold gilt frame. Please see all images for condition. Size is measured and written on the back of the painting. The first size is the overall size, the second size is the image size. For detailed condition questions please text 617-835-2496.Artist Bio: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.

Condition Report

Condition is as photographed. Please text 716-308-0556 for a condition report. In house shipping is available as well as pick up and local delivery for multiple items

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Auction Details

May 5th Sunday Night Modern Antique Art Sale

Curated Gallery Auctions
May 05, 2024, 06:00 PM EST

1346 atlantic ave 2nd floor, BROOKLYN, NY, 11216-2811, US


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