Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1928)

Vintage Time in a Capri Garden

Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1928)
Vintage Time in a Capri Garden
signed with monogrammed initials 'CCC' and dated 'Roma 1889' lower right
oil on panel
9½ x 16in. (24.7 x 40.6cm.)
Park Avenue Gallery, New York
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York
Jo Ann & Julian Ganz, Jr., Los Angeles, California
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, An American Perspective: 19th Century Art from the Collection of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., October 1981-January 1982, no. 17 and travelling, p. 79, fig. 74, p. 77, 123

Lot Essay

After studying in Paris and then serving in the Civil War, Charles Caryl Coleman returned to Europe in 1866 with William Morris Hunt and Elihu Vedder. Coleman remained in Italy for the rest of his life, dividing his time between Rome and the island of Capri just off the coast of Naples. Vintage Time in a Capri Garden depicts a serene and restful moment, possibly a break taken during a vintage festival symbolized by the tambourine and the fallen grape leaves and jars.