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The Course of Empire 2: The Pastoral State

Thomas Cole, 1834
The Course of Empire 2: The Pastoral State, Thomas Cole
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The Course of Empire 2: The Pastoral State is a Hudson River School Oil on Canvas Painting created by Thomas Cole in 1834. It lives at the New-York Historical Society in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Allegory, The Course of Empire and Nature. Download

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