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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Samuel Colman, American (Portland, ME 1832 - 1920 New York, NY)
Morning Glories
Work Type
c. 1867
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Physical Descriptions

Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper mounted to card
30.8 x 42.1 cm (12 1/8 x 16 9/16 in.)
image: 29.9 x 40.9 cm (11 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.)
mount: 42.1 x 54.7 cm (16 9/16 x 21 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, lower edge: S. Colman (signed twice)
  • inscription: l.l.c., graphite: [illeg.]


Recorded Ownership History
William Hayes Fogg, New York, bequest; to his wife, Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1884, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1895

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • National Academy of Design, Catalogue of the First Winter Exhibition of the American Society of Painters in Water Color, exh. cat. (New York, 1867-1868), pg. 25
  • Kimberly Orcutt, "Personal Collecting Meets Institutional Vision: The Origins of Harvard's Fogg Art Museum", Journal of the History of Collections (2006), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 267-284, p. 272
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 71, cat. 41, ill.

Exhibition History

  • Winter Exhibition of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors, National Academy of Design, New York, 12/21/1867 - 03/31/1868

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