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Thomas Cole
Oil on canvas

23 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches
Bequest of Mrs. Kate L. Dunwoody

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Excerpt from Minneapolis Institute of Arts:

Thomas Cole, born in England, came to America in 1818 and soon was depicting the beauty and majesty of the American landscape. In this scene, he portrays a community of frontier people living in a valley, probably in upstate New York. Their attempt to tame the wilderness foreshadows similar pioneering activities in Minnesota a quarter century later.


Additional Information

Biography of Thomas Cole: Thomas Cole National Historic Site - Cedar Grove


Thomas Cole, American, (1801-1848)
b. February 1, 1801, Bolton, UK
d. February 11, 1848, Cedar Grove, Catskill, NY

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