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  Samuel Colman   (1832-1920)

 
  THE OLIVE TREES OF THE RIVIERA, 1884. Signed in the plate. A native of Portland, Maine, Colman spent most of his life as a very successful New York City artist, as well as building a splendid home in Newport, RI. He traveled widely in Europe and drew extensively from his experiences there to create paintings as well as etchings. See: Wayne Craven, "Samuel Colman (1832-1920): "Rediscovered Painter of Far Away Places," The American Art Journal, v. 8, no. 1 (May 1976), pp. 16-37, and Thomas P. Bruhn, American Etching: The 1880s, exh. cat., Benton Museum, Univ. of CT, 1985.
 
 
  Etching, 10 5/8 x 14 1/4". SOLD.
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