550
550

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION

Samuel Colman
BRITISH
SKETCHING THE RUINS OF TINTERN ABBEY
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550

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION

Samuel Colman
BRITISH
SKETCHING THE RUINS OF TINTERN ABBEY
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Samuel Colman
1780 - 1845
BRITISH
SKETCHING THE RUINS OF TINTERN ABBEY
signed S. Colman (lower center)
oil on canvas
35 3/8 by 47 in.
89.9 by 119.4 cm
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Provenance

James Pilgrim
Sale: Christie's, London, January 30, 1874, lot 26
Bourne (acquired at the above sale)
Private Collection (and sold, Sotheby's, London, November 30, 2000, lot 24, illustrated)
Sale: Christie's, New York, October 29, 2003, lot 76, illustrated 
Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts the ruins of the twelfth century Tintern Abbey, the Gothic order of the medieval structure nearly overtaken by the unruly foliage of the Welsh countryside. A native of Bristol and exhibitor at the Bristol Institution, Samuel Colman was a Nonconformist who opposed the traditional ways of the Established Church, in particular the Catholic Church and the Church of England. Sketching the Ruins of Tintern Abbey was certainly influenced by Romanticism and notions of the sublime, demonstrating that the physical, earthly qualities of the prosperous Established Church, its wealth and strength, are fleeting and are no match for nature.

19th Century European Art

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