SOLD Twilight, Valley of the Genesee, 1865

by Samuel Colman (1832–1920)
Oil on canvas
14 15/16 x 24 1/16 inches
Signed and dated lower right: S. Colman. 65.




Private collection, Mamaroneck, New York

Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, acquired from above, 1960

Private art dealer, New York, New York, acquired from above, 1963

Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, New York, New York

Private collection, Illinois, acquired from above, 2002


Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, Selections from the Kattner Collection of American Paintings, January 22–March 4, 2012

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, Painting American Progress: Selections from the Kattner Collection and More, November 1, 2015–April 13, 2016

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The Genesee Valley, New York, 1862–63, oil on canvas, 15 x 24 inches; National Academy Museum, 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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