• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1928)

    Capri Pergola

    Price Realised  


    Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1928)
    Capri Pergola
    signed with initials in monogram 'CCC/Capri' (lower right)
    oil on board laid down on canvas
    14 x 20¼ in. (35.6 x 51.4 cm.)
    Painted circa 1895.

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    In 1886, Charles Caryl Coleman moved to the island of Capri where he lived permanently until his death in 1928. The untouched surroundings of the island provided a great deal of inspiration for Coleman and allowed him to escape from the throws of nineteenth-century industrialization.

    The present work will be included in Adrienne Baxter Bell's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Coleman's works.


    Private collection, Ohio.
    John H. McDonough, M.D., 1986.
    John H. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
    Private collection.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    John H. Surovek Gallery, American Paintings, exhibition catalogue, Palm Beach, Florida, 1987, p. 3, cover illustration.


    Palm Beach, Florida, John H. Surovek Gallery, American Paintings, Fall 1987.