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Spanish Peaks, Southern Colorado, Late Afternoon  1887

by Samuel Colman

Several dated works by Colman, a New Yorker, suggest that he made his first visit to the frontier in 1870, additional trips in 1871, 1886, and 1888, and a later journey sometime between 1895 and 1905. Unlike his earlier, more documentary accounts of pioneers and wagon trains, this canvas reflects the stylistic influence on Colman of the French Barbizon painters, who prefer...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art