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View of Vesuvius: Effect 11:25 A.M.

Charles Caryl Coleman

American Art

Charles Coleman regularly depicted Mount Vesuvius from the window of his villa on Capri, Italy, where he settled in 1885. His pictures of the dramatic profile of, and variable atmospheric effects around, this landmark evoke images of Mount Fuji that proliferate in Japanese art.

MEDIUM Pastel on grey-blue, medium weight, modereately textured wove paper mounted overall to pulpboard
DATES December 21, 1913
DIMENSIONS 24 3/16 x 17 15/16 in. (61.4 x 45.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Vertical watermark across left edge: "GANSON & MONTGOLFIER MIDALON-LES-ANNONAX ANGne MANUFre GANSON & MONTGOLFIER"
SIGNATURE Signed lower left in blue pencil: "CCC [monogram] -- CAPRI -- / 11- 25 AM / Dec. 21. 1913."
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 20.657
CREDIT LINE John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION Charles Caryl Coleman (American, 1840-1928). View of Vesuvius: Effect 11:25 A.M., December 21, 1913. Pastel on grey-blue, medium weight, modereately textured wove paper mounted overall to pulpboard, 24 3/16 x 17 15/16 in. (61.4 x 45.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 20.657
IMAGE overall, 20.657_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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