Rocky Beach, Pacific Coast

by Samuel Colman (1832–1920)
Oil on canvas
15 x 22¼ inches
Initialed lower right: SC



D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, New York

Private collection, New York, acquired from above, ca. 2000

Private collection, New York, New York

Artist Biography

This gifted second-generation member of the Hudson River School was instrumental in pioneering the American watercolor and etching movements during the nineteenth-century.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Samuel Colman was born in Portland, Maine, in 1832, and moved to New York with his family when he was a young child. His father, a well-known bookseller and an established dealer of fine engravings, had a clientele of artists and authors that provided an

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