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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