Castle Rock, Trenton Falls, NY, August 11, 1882
watercolor
10-1/2'' x 14''
Briscoe, Franklin Dullin
1844-1903

Franklin D. Briscoe was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1844.  In 1860, he moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  There he became a pupil of Edward Moran who, at that time in Philadelphia, shared marine painting honors with James Hamilton.

Briscoe spent most of his life in Philadelphia.  He was noted primarily for his seascapes, which reflected his study of the varying climatic conditions of the sea.  He also painted landscapes and portraits and executed a series of ten paintings of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Briscoe exhibited at the prestigious Annual Exhibitions of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1863 and 1885.  He was a member of the Art Club, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Artists' Fund Society, and the Union League.  His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Reading Art Museum.

He died in Philadelphia in 1903.