The Voyage of Life: Manhood

James Smillie, American, 1807 - 1885
after Thomas Cole, American, 1801 - 1848



Engraving on wove paper

Image: 15 1/8 × 22 3/4 in. (38.4 × 57.8 cm)

Sheet: 21 × 25 1/2 in. (53.3 × 64.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Professor George Breed Zug



H. Peters


James Smillie


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, lower left below image: PAINTED BY THOMAS COLE; printed, lower right below image: ENGRAVED BY JAMES SMILLIE; printed, lower center: THE VOYAGE OF LIFE _ MANHOOD. / From the original Painting by Thomas Cole, in the possession of Rev.d [superscript] Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York; printed, lower center: “Entered according to Act of Congress U.S.A. by James Smillie in the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York”; printed, lower left: Through darkening rains, and threatening storms, / The shattered bark doth ride; / O save the voyage from the wreck, / Of sin’s devouring tide.; printed, lower right: When by the dreadful tempest borne, / High on the broken wave, / We know, Thou art not slow, to hear, / Nor, impotent, to save.; printed, lower left: PROOF; printed, lower right: Printed by H. Peters; stamped, in black ink, on reverse, lower left: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE / DEPT. OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 3 [circled]


George Breed Zug (1867-1943, Dartmouth Professor of Art History, 1913-1932); given to present collection, 1921.

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