GREENWICH, Conn. -- Bruce Musuem recently acquired and installed an oil-on-canvas painting by famed landscape artist Alfred Thomas Bricher.
Bircher's work "Coastal Scene" currently hangs behind the information desk in the front lobby of the museum and is considered to be a fine example of luminist painting.
"Coastal Scene" is typical of Bircher's works, which often feature calm waters with rocky bluffs and long, scalloping beaches in the foreground. Bricher had a particular fondness for the seascapes of New England, and although many of his paintings have been topographically identified, "Coastal Scene" has not.
The new acquisition complements the Bruce Museum’s permanent collection, which includes a wealth of 19th-century impressionist and Hudson River School paintings, many of which are now on view in the museum’s current exhibition “Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism,” which will remain on display through Sunday, June 22.