Eustis Estate

Comparison to Bricher 2


Left: George Wainwright Harvey (1855–1930), Sunny Morning, Gloucester Harbor, late 1880s, oil on canvas, 17 5/8 X 23 5/16 in., Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation, 2006.44.670.
Right: Alfred Thompson Bricher, (1837–1908), Twilight Seascape, 1870-1900, oil on canvas, 27 3/4 x 41 ½ in., Museum Purchase, 2016.57.1.

In the dining room on the ground floor of the Eustis Estate hangs another harbor scene, Twilight Seascape, painted by Alfred Thompson Bricher, who was eighteen years older than George Harvey. Although both works date from the 1880s, the older man’s has a more traditional “Luminist” look featuring detailed brushwork and a hazy atmosphere. By contrast, Harvey’s painting features the brighter coloring and looser handling embraced by younger New England artists as Impressionism made its way from France across the Atlantic.

Learn more about the Bricher painting in the section below.