Bruce Museum adds Bricher painting to collection

Alfred Thomas Bricher’S Coastal Scene, n.d.; Oil on canvas, 17 x 36 in. has been added to the collection of the Bruce Museum. –Joseph Bartolomeo, courtesy of Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers

Alfred Thomas Bricher’S Coastal Scene, n.d.; Oil on canvas, 17 x 36 in. has been added to the collection of the Bruce Museum. –Joseph Bartolomeo, courtesy of Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers

The Bruce Museum has acquired and installed Coastal Scene by Alfred Thomas Bricher, nineteenth-century American landscape artist from New England.

Currently hanging in the museum’s front lobby, Coastal Scene exemplifies the luminist style that Mr. Bricher was known for. Mr. Bricher’s work is identified as a part of the Hudson River School movement, joining a selection of pieces from the same era in the museum’s permanent collection.

Coastal Scene is one of many coastal landscapes painted by Mr. Bricher, who shared a particular fondness of the New England sea front through his art.

Born in New Hampshire in 1837, Mr. Bricher was a self-taught painter, and worked as a businessman before pursuing a career in art. According to the museum, though he saw success as a professional, he, like many other artists, failed to gain widespread critical acclaim until many years after his death.

“We are delighted to be able to add the Bricher to our permanent collection,” Bruce Museum Executive Director Peter  Sutton said in a statement. “It is a fine addition to our holdings of nineteenth-century American landscape painting. But it’s not just our gain. Everything we obtain through private funding becomes the collective property of the citizens of the town of Greenwich. This is something for us all to celebrate.”

Coastal Scene can be seen behind the information desk, and a larger selection of impressionist and Hudson River School paintings from Mr. Bricher’s era are on display as a part of the Bruce Museum’s “Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism” exhibition through June 22.

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