Thomas Cole, ‘Reclining Figure in a Mountain Landscape’, ca. 1845-1847, Painting, Oil on panel, Questroyal Fine Art
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Thomas Cole

Reclining Figure in a Mountain Landscape, ca. 1845-1847

Oil on panel
10 1/2 × 8 1/2 in
26.7 × 21.6 cm
.
$275,000
Location
New York
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Questroyal Fine Art
New York

In a 2003 report, the late scholar Ellwood C. Parry III remarked that the “most surprising thing …

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Thomas Cole
American, 1801–1848
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Romantic landscape painter Thomas Cole, who emigrated from England at the age of seventeen, inspired a generation of American landscape painters known as the Hudson River School. Settling in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Cole strove to represent the majesty of the American wilderness, symbolic of the country’s pioneering history and ideals of freedom. For The Oxbow (1836), Cole meticulously sketched directly from nature (known as en plein air) before composing the painting in his studio. In addition to his American landscapes, Cole is also famous for his dramatic depictions of Classical ruins in Italy and imagined vistas, such as the L’Allegro (1845) and Il Penseroso (1845) that allude to the poetry of the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608-1674).

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In a 2003 report, the late scholar Ellwood C. Parry III remarked that the “most surprising thing about this charming small picture … is that, to my eye, it is neither a sketch nor a compositional study for a larger work, but a complete painting in its own right. Clearly, Cole executed it with an impressively high …

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Thomas Cole
American, 1801–1848
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Romantic landscape painter Thomas Cole, who emigrated from England at the age of seventeen, inspired a generation of American landscape painters known as the Hudson River School. Settling in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Cole strove to represent the majesty of the American wilderness, symbolic of the country’s pioneering history and ideals of freedom. For The Oxbow (1836), Cole meticulously sketched directly from nature (known as en plein air) before composing the painting in his studio. In addition to his American landscapes, Cole is also famous for his dramatic depictions of Classical ruins in Italy and imagined vistas, such as the L’Allegro (1845) and Il Penseroso (1845) that allude to the poetry of the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608-1674).

Thomas Cole

Reclining Figure in a Mountain Landscape, ca. 1845-1847

Oil on panel
10 1/2 × 8 1/2 in
26.7 × 21.6 cm
.
$275,000
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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