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Thomas Cole

The Course of Empire 5: Desolation

The Course of Empire 5: Desolation, Thomas Cole
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The Course of Empire 5: Desolation is a Hudson River School Oil on Canvas Painting created by Thomas Cole in 1836. It lives at the New-York Historical Society in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Nature and The Course of Empire. Download

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Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect, Recommended Reading

Thomas Cole was one of the most famous landscape painters of his day, yet at the height of his popularity he listed himself in the New York City Directory as an architect. Find out why in this unusual biography of the artist.

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