A View of Yosemite, Spiller Canyon and Bridgeport Valley, California

A View of Yosemite, Spiller Canyon and Bridgeport Valley, California

c.1888
Artist
Samuel Colman, American, 1832-1920
Born: Maine
Country
United States
painting
Oil paint on canvas
The William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange
2013.6

Samuel Colman, A View of Yosemite, Spiller Canyon and Bridgeport Valley, California, 1870 - 90. Oil on canvas; 8 x 13 ¾ in. The William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange, 2013.6

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
frame height: 17 1/2 in, 44.4500 cm; frame width: 23 1/2 in, 59.6900 cm; frame depth: 3 1/4 in, 8.2550 cm; sight height: 8 in, 20.3200 cm; sight width: 13 3/4 in, 34.9250 cm
Inscription
Signed lower right: Saml Colman
Department
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Collection
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Exhibition History
  • Unlike artists Thomas Moran and Sanford Robinson Gifford, Samuel Colman’s first trip west was on his own, independent of a geographical survey team. He visited Yosemite in 1870 when the American West was largely unexplored. "A View of Yosemite" is believed to date from Colman’s second trip to California, in the mid-1880s. Colman trained under renowned American landscape artist Asher B. Durand in New York and he began exhibiting at the National Academy of Design at age eighteen. Colman became
  • Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago, Important American Art, 1850-1950, January 21-March 22, 2010