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River in the Catskills

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At first glance, Thomas Cole’s River in the Catskills may seem like a typical nineteenth-century landscape, but it is in fact unusual among American landscapes of its time. Inspired by British notions of the picturesque found in natural scenery and Cole’s own writings on landscape, River in...

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Inscription

Lower left: T Cole/1843

Provenance

1848, G.F. Allen, New York. 1934-5, with Rains Gallery, New York; with Prosper Guerry, New York; 1935, with J.H. Weitzner, New York; 1935, Parker Morse Hooper, Fall River, Mass.; 1944, with Charles D. Childs, Boston; 1944, sold by Charles D. Childs 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

1843

Dimensions

69.85 x 102.55 cm (27 1/2 x 40 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1201

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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