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Inscription

lower right: Wm. T. Richards. 1883.

Provenance

Purchased 14 May 1883 from the artist by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington;[1] acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1970
19th-Century America: Paintings and Sculpture, An Exhibition in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 16 April - 7 September 1970, no. 180, repro.
1971
The Beckoning Land, Nature and the American Artist: A Selection of Nineteenth Century Paintings, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 18 April - 13 June 1971, no. 60.
1972
Wilderness, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 October - 14 November 1972.
1973
William Trost Richards: American Landscape & Marine Painter, 1833-1905, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 20 June - 21 October 1973.
1980
American Light: The Luminist Movement, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 10 February - 15 June 1980, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1989
At the Water's Edge: 19th and 20th Century American Beach Scenes, Tampa Museum of Art; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1989-1991, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1993
Loan for use by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1993-1996.
2005
William MacLeod: Painter and Curator, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 10 September - 6 November 2005, no. 20, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1884
Scharf, J. Thomas and Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia: 1609-1884. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1884: 3:2327 n. 1.
1885
Cook, Clarence. "The Corcoran Gallery of Art." The Chautauquan 6, 2 (November 1885): 94.
1904
Mechlin, Leila. "A Popular Gallery of Art: The Corcoran Collection in Washington." The Booklovers Magazine 4, no. 1 (July 1904): 31.
1910
Seaton-Schmidt, Anna. "Some American Marine Painters." Art and Progress 2, no. 1 (November 1910): 3 repro., 4.
1966
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 1: Painters born before 1850. Washington, 1966: 130, repro.
1990
Robertson, Bruce. Reckoning with Winslow Homer: His Late Works and Their Influence. Cleveland, 1990: 49 fig. 42.
2000
Conron, John. American Picturesque. University Park, Pennsylvania, 2000: 83 fig. 22.
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 314, repro.