View on Lake George

Thomas Cole, American (born England), 1801 - 1848

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1826

Oil on wood panel

Panel: 18 1/4 × 24 3/4 in. (46.4 × 62.9 cm)

Frame: 25 13/16 × 32 3/16 × 3 7/16 in. (65.5 × 81.7 × 8.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, by exchange

2017.11

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, dated, and inscribed, lower center: T. Cole 1826; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: Painted by / Thomas Cole; in graphite, in cursive, on the back: H. Ward / 23 Bond

Exhibition History

American Masters, 18th and 19th Centuries, no. 14 illus. in color as Approaching Storm in the Catskills, Kennedy Galleries, New York, March 22–April 8, 1972.

Publication History

Erin Budis Coe and Gwendolyn Owens, Painting Lake George (Glens Falls, New York: The Hyde Collection, 2005), in “Census of Nineteenth-Century Paintings of Lake George,” p. 75.

Thomas Cole, “List of Pictures Painted in New York, 1825–1826,” no. 15 View of Lake George (small) . . . Ward $35,” (Detroit Institute of Arts), as reproduced in Ellwood C. Parry III, The Art of Thomas Cole: Ambition and Imagination (Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1988), p. 22, fig. 1.

Ellwood C. Parry III, The Art of Thomas Cole: Ambition and Imagination (Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1988), pp. 39–40, fig. 16 illus.

Provenance

The artist; sold to Henry Ward (1784–1838), New York, New York; to his son, Henry Hall Ward (1820–1872), New York, New York; to his cousin, Eliza Ann Partridge (1814–1902), New York, New York, until 1902; Norman James (1868-1939), Catonsville, Maryland, until 1928; to sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, October 25, 1928, no. 39 as Approaching Storm in the Catskills; Elizabeth Pickett (Mrs. Stuart) Chevalier (1896-1984), Los Angeles, California; [Kennedy Galleries, New York, by 1972]; to private collection, New York; to Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York, New York, 2016: sold to present collection, 2017.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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