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Creator:
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Subject:
Colman, William  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketches
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
34 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
15 letters to his sister Mela, his brother-in-law Emerson Howard, and other family, dated 1855-1861, also one undated letter and one written in 1901 to Kate, and an undated letter of a descendant. In Colman's letters from France, he writes of life there, and expresses sentiments for the family. Colman also writes of George H. Boughton, with whom he shared a studio and rooms. In addition there are 16 drawings and sketches, probably the work of several persons, and "The Death Song of a Cherokee Indian," written by William Colman in 1809.
Citation:
Samuel Colman papers, 1855-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 832 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter of landscape and genre subjects, etcher and watercolorist; born in Portland, Maine. Studied in New York with Asher B. Durand, and abroad. Last name alternatively spelled Coleman.
Provenance:
The donor, Mrs. David Prince, is Colman's grandniece.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Watercolorists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7493
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209652
AAA_collcode_colmsamu
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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