Italian Scene

  • William Tolman Carlton, Italian Scene, 1860, oil on canvas mounted on fiberglass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Stuart P. Feld, 1974.114

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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.

Title
Italian Scene
Artist
Date
1860
On View
Dimensions
29 1/4 x 36 in. (74.3 x 91.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Stuart P. Feld

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on fiberglass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – domestic – water carrier
  • Landscape – Italy
  • Occupation – religion – monk
  • Monument – fountain
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – religious – church
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
Object Number
1974.114
Palette
Linked Open Data
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