Portrait of Thomas Cole

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1801-1848

English Hudson River School Painter

Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American painter who is best known for his landscapes, particularly those depicting the Hudson River Valley and the Catskill Mountains in New York State. He was one of the founders of the Hudson River School, a group of artists who painted romantic landscapes that celebrated the natural beauty of America.

Cole was born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England, on February 1, 1801. His family moved to the United States in 1818, settling in Steubenville, Ohio. Cole's father was a woolen manufacturer, and he encouraged his son's interest in art.

Cole began his artistic training in Philadelphia in 1822, where he studied with the portrait painter Stein. He then traveled to Europe in 1829, spending time in England and Italy. While in Europe, Cole was greatly influenced by the works of the old masters, especially those of the Italian Renaissance.

Upon returning to the United States in 1832, Cole settled in New York City and began to paint the landscapes of the Hudson River Valley. His paintings were highly romanticized and often featured dramatic natural scenery, such as waterfalls and mountains.

Cole's work gained critical acclaim, and he became one of the leading painters of the Hudson River School. In 1836, he married Maria Bartow, with whom he had five children.

In addition to his paintings, Cole was also an accomplished writer and thinker. He wrote extensively on the role of art in society and the importance of preserving America's natural beauty. He was a strong advocate for conservation, and his work helped to inspire the creation of the national park system.

Unfortunately, Cole's career was cut short by his untimely death in 1848, at the age of 47. Despite his relatively short career, he left a lasting legacy as one of America's greatest landscape painters.

67 Thomas Cole Paintings

The Course of Empire: The Savage State, 1834 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Course of Empire: The Savage State 1834

Oil Painting
$2385
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19117
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 99 x 160 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State, 1834 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State 1834

Oil Painting
$2329
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19118
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 99 x 160 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire, 1836 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire 1836

Canvas Print
$50.80
SKU: CTH-19119
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 129.5 x 193 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1836 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Course of Empire: Desolation 1836

Oil Painting
$2106
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19120
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 99 x 160 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

The Departure, 1837 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Departure 1837

Oil Painting
$4441
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19121
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 99 x 160 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Return, 1837 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Return 1837

Oil Painting
$4174
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19122
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 99 x 160 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

View of the Arno, Near Florence, 1837 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

View of the Arno, Near Florence 1837

Oil Painting
$1356
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19123
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 83.8 x 134.6 cm
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

Dream of Arcadia, 1838 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

Dream of Arcadia 1838

Oil Painting
$2702
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19124
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 98 x 159.4 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

Italian Coast Scene with Ruined Tower, 1838 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

Italian Coast Scene with Ruined Tower 1838

Oil Painting
$1143
Canvas Print
$55.02
SKU: CTH-19125
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 86.4 x 116.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Tornado in an American Forest, 1831 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

Tornado in an American Forest 1831

Oil Painting
$1431
Canvas Print
$52.97
SKU: CTH-19126
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 117.8 x 164 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

A View of the Mountain Pass Called the Notch of the White Mountains (Crawford Notch), 1839 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

A View of the Mountain Pass Called the Notch of ... 1839

Oil Painting
$1643
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19127
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 102 x 155.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Past, 1838 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Past 1838

Oil Painting
$8279
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19128
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 103 x 153.7 cm
Five College Museum, Massachusetts, USA

The Present, 1838 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Present 1838

Oil Painting
$1595
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19129
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 103.5 x 156.5 cm
Five College Museum, Massachusetts, USA

Landscape with Tower in Ruin, 1839 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Tower in Ruin 1839

Oil Painting
$1046
Canvas Print
$61.97
SKU: CTH-19130
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 55.8 x 47.3 cm
Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire, USA

Mount Etna From Taormina, Sicily, 1843 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

Mount Etna From Taormina, Sicily 1843

Oil Painting
$1665
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CTH-19131
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 81.2 x 122 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

Ruins of Aqueducts in the Campagna di Roma, 1843 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

Ruins of Aqueducts in the Campagna di Roma 1843

Oil Painting
$1425
Canvas Print
$50.11
SKU: CTH-19132
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 81.2 x 122 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

A View of the Two Lakes and Mountain House, Catskill, Morning, 1844 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

A View of the Two Lakes and Mountain House, ... 1844

Oil Painting
$2728
Canvas Print
$49.84
SKU: CTH-19133
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 91 x 136.8 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

A Pic-Nic Party, 1846 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

A Pic-Nic Party 1846

Oil Painting
$5362
Canvas Print
$49.70
SKU: CTH-19134
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 121.6 x 137.2 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Mountain Ford, 1846 by Thomas Cole | Painting Reproduction

The Mountain Ford 1846

Oil Painting
$1883
Canvas Print
$52.71
SKU: CTH-19135
Thomas Cole
Original Size: 71.8 x 101.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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