Loading Spinner

Lot 3010: Landscape Painting By Alfred Bricher

Est: $100,000 - $150,000
$75,000 0 bids
Bid

1stBid

June 5, 2022, 2:00 PM EST
Washington, DC, US
Live Auction
Register to bid
3 saved

Description

Rocky Seascape Oil painting by Alfred Thompson Bircher (1837-1908, American) (Hudson River School, Luminist Style) 15 x 32 inches (without frame), 20 1/2 x 37 ½ inches (framed), Signed in lower left with monogram [AB]ircher Ex. Feldman Collection Bircher is considered to be one of the preeminent maritime painters of the 19th century. He studied with William Morris Hunt and Albert Bierstadt and perfected a luminist style that is particularly well-suited to seascapes. Bircher spent the first half of his life primarily in Massachusetts where he produced panoramic oils embodying the expansive atmosphere of the New England coastline. In 1868, Bircher moved to New York City where he transitioned to watercolors as his primary medium. Bircher passed away in 1908 at his home in New Drop, on the Eastern shore of Staten Island. The seascape offered here is similar in composition to Bircher’s Time and Tide (1873, Dallas Museum of Art) with a coastline to the right and distant sailboats to the left. Our painting depicts a stormier sea with choppy waves and whitecaps. The translucence of the water is masterfully rendered to evoke the turbulent movement of the waves, enhancing the emotive resonance of the painting. Works by Bircher are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Boston Athenaeum, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum amongst others.

Dimensions

16" x 37"

Artist or Maker

Alfred Bricher

Condition Report

Good. Please contact our rug department at [email protected] or you may also call +1-917-623-6308 (also on WhatsApp for international) for any additional information.

Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Ships between 7-10 days to 2-5 days in Term.

Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

28.0%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $150
$5,000 $9,999 $250
$10,000 $19,999 $500
$20,000 $29,999 $1,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000+ $10,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

terms of agreement

All sales are final
The condition report should be taken as an opinion. Lack of condition does not mean it is in perfect condition
All other bidding formats require valid credit card information on registration, telephone, and absentee bid forms. Auctions will treat this credit card as the method of payment for all outstanding invoices. We will charge this credit card for any winning bid at the conclusion of the auction. If the credit card purchase is declined at that time, Fine Rugs of Chevy Chase Auctions reserves the right to begin collection proceedings, up to and including legal action. The purchaser will be liable for all costs associated with those proceedings. By registering, in person or online, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the preceding.
All items are sold as-is, all condition reports should be taken as an opinion. Lack of condition does not mean it is in perfect condition. Dear bidders, please note that all art items belong to different consigners. We do not make any other representation and information regarding art items other than what we have been given by the consigners. You may do your own due diligence and or welcome personally inspect or send someone on your behalf to do so. We will do our utmost to help you with any information regarding any art to be identified if need be.

Shipping Terms

Ships between 7-10 days to 2-5 days in Term.

Auction at a Glance