Eustis Estate

Twilight Seascape

This gorgeous luminous painting is by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908). Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and raised in Newburyport, Bricher was largely self-taught. He found early success creating engravings for Louis Prang and illustrations for Harper’s Monthly. But he returned again and again to painting the sea, always capturing the quality of light and featuring distant curves, whether of the coastline, or in this case the sunlit clouds that are intersected by the sail of the boat in the foreground.