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Expulsion from the Garden of Eden

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Thomas Cole first exhibited Expulsion from the Garden of Eden along with his Garden of Eden (Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas) in 1828 at the National Academy of Design in New York, of which he had been a founding member. Writing to his patron Robert Gilmore, Cole noted that his submissions...

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Inscription

Lower left, on cliff: T Cole

Provenance

1828, the artist; 1829, Dr. David Hosack (1769-1835), New York; 1835, by descent to his wife, Magdalena Coster (Mrs. David) Hosack; 1846, by descent to Dr. Hosack's son-in-law, Dr. J. Kearny Rodgers, New York; 1849, James Lenox (1800-1880), New York; 1870, Lenox Library, New York; 1895, Lenox Foundation, New York Public Library; April 14-16, 1943, Parke-Bernet Galleries, lot 533; 1943, with Arnold Seligmann, Rey, & Co., New York; 1943, to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1828

Dimensions

100.96 x 138.43 cm (39 3/4 x 54 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

47.1188

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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