After Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848)
A Dream of Arcadia
Unsigned, identified and dated "...c. 1838" on a label from The Saint Louis Art Museum affixed to the frame backing board.
Oil on canvas, 27 5/8 x 38 1/2 in. (70.2 x 97.6 cm),framed.
Condition: Lined, multiple fine dots of retouch primarily to the lower third of the composition, craquelure.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund.
Literature: Baltimore Museum of Art Annual Report (1967),"Thomas Cole, Paintings by an American Romanticist" from Studies on Thomas Cole, an American Romanticist, Volume 2, page 122, cat. 17, not illustrated; Earl A. Powell, Thomas Cole (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990),pp. 79-83, not illustrated; William Truettner and Alan Wallach, editors, Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1994),p. 180, not illustrated.
Exhibitions: Thomas Cole 1801-1848: One Hundred Years Later, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, November 18, 1948-January 2, 1949, and Whitney Museum of American Art, January 8-30, 1949; Travelers in Arcadia: American Artists in Italy, 1830-1875, The Detroit Institute of Arts, January 12-February 18, 1951, and Toledo Museum of Art, March 1951; Late 19th Century Watercolors, Saint Louis Art Museum, January 27-May 10, 1998.
Framed dimensions are 34 x 45 x 2 1/2 inches.
Labels from Vose Galleries of Boston, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Wadsworth Athenaeum, and an unattributed label inscribed "Green Collection" affixed to the back of the frame.
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