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Thomas Cole: Italian Coast Scene with Ruined Tower, 1838
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Thomas Cole

[English-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1801-1848]

• Relationships: Coles' only student was Frederic Edwin Church, one of the leaders of the second generation of the Hudson River School.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Landscapes.
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    Thomas Cole Works Online    
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Original works by Thomas Cole available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
Italian Landscape, 1839

Notable SiteCedar Grove | Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteThomas Cole at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Many works online

Notable SiteThomas Cole at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteThomas Cole at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
11 works by Thomas Cole

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
The Mill, Sunset, 1844 (Zoom)

Albany Institute of History and Art, New York
Lake WinnepesaukeeRuined Tower

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Lake with Dead Trees (Catskill)

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
The Hunter's Return

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Storm King of the Hudson, 1825/27

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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View Across Frenchman's Bay from Mt. Desert Island, After a Squall

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
3 works online

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
2 works online

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
Cattle and Distant Mountain, 1822

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Landscape Scene from "The Last of the Mohicans", 1827

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
View of the Schoharie, 1826

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Cabin in the Woods, ca.1848

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Thomas Cole in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
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Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Genesee Scenery
Landscape Composition: Italian Scenery

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Landscape, 1825

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Untitled (American Lake Scene)

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Landscape Sketch, 1841
Landscape Sketch, ca.1841

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
The Clove

New-York Historical Society
Many paintings illustrated

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Romantic Landscape, ca.1826

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Landscape, the Seat of Mr. Featherstonhaugh in the Distance

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Home in the Woods, 1847

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Landscape (see top row)

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York
Sunset on the Arno, 1837

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Catskill Mountains Landscape

Thomas Cole at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Landscape with Figures: A Scene from 'The Last of the Mohicans', 1826

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
The Arch of Nero, 1846

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
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Virtual Museum of Canada
The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge, 1829

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
The Last of the Mohicans, Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
View on the Arno, near Florence, 1837

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteThomas Cole in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThomas Cole in the Artchive  

Notable SiteThomas Cole at CGFA  

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
110 works online by Cole

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Brian Yoder's Art Gallery and Critic's Corner

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

University of Michigan Fine Art Slides
View Near Volterra, Italy

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
The Western hero: Visions and Revisions

White Mountain Art and Artists

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Thomas Cole  
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Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
The Falls of Kaaterskill, 1826

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Mill Dam on Catskill Creek, 1841

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Time Magazine
"America's Prodigy", 1994 article by Robert Hughes

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

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Thomas Cole's Poetry


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Thomas Cole: The Hunter's Return
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