|Title||Scene on the Edisto River, South Carolina|
|Artist||Trouche, Augustus Paul|
19 7/8 x 30 1/8 inches
|Credit line||Bequest of Mrs. B.H. Barbot|
Very little is known about Trouche. According to family tradition he was born in Charleston, and in 1829 he was listed in the Charleston City Directory as an accountant. A posthumous appraisal of his paintings appeared in the October 27, 1849, issue of the Charleston Mercury: "The swamp and the forest scene of the Low Country had infused itself into his very nature. He dreamed it and painted it accordingly. He has left too many pictures unpainted; called away too soon, himself young and young in all the impulse of his art."
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "Selections from the Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1977