William Tolman Carlton
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1816
Died: Dorchester, Massachusetts 1888
oil on canvas mounted on fiberglass 29 1/4 x 36 in. (74.3 x 91.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Stuart P. Feld
Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing
Luce Center Label
Italian Scene shows a young woman gathering water while her friend sits on the riverbank spinning yarn. This quaint scene of Italian life suggests that, like many other nineteenth-century artists, William Tolman Carlton traveled to Italy to study and paint. Images like this, of “exotic” people and ancient monuments, were popular with American artists and tourists in Europe.
Architecture Exterior - domestic - house
Architecture Exterior - religious - church
Landscape - Italy
Monument - fountain
Occupation - domestic - water carrier
Occupation - religion - monk
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About William Tolman Carlton
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1816 Died: Dorchester, Massachusetts 1888
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