Description Colman, a native of Portland, Maine, studied with Asher B. Durand, the leading exponent of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. In 1860/1862, Colman travelled in Italy where he completed this small watercolor sketch in early June, 1861. Certaldo, a small town south of Florence, is known as the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio, the 14th-century poet.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscribed] Lower left: Certaldo, June 6th '61
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters (?)
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