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

2017.11

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

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 Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

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.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–July 22, 2022.

Publication History

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.

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.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 113, ill. plate no. 44.

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.

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