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Thomas Cole letters, [undated] and 1840-1842

Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848



Collection Information

Size: 3 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A letter to Asher B. Durand [frame 479] requesting a canvas; a letter to an unidentified person describing the view of Schroon Lake, which he had painted in 1838; and a letter to George W. Greene, American consul, Rome, in which Cole describes his arrival back in the U.S., his upcoming painting plans, and the American scenery (especially the Catskills); he disparages the public praise of Hiram Powers, reacts to criticism of Albert B. Thorwaldson, discusses Thomas P. Rossiter's troubles in Rome, and other topics.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York, N.Y. Exponent of the Hudson River School.


Letters to Mr. Greene and unidentified donated by E.P. Richardson in memory of Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, Sr., 1955. He purchased them from Goodspeed's Bookshop. The letter to Durand donated by Charles Feinberg, ca. 1956.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D8 (frames 479-485) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Cole letters, [undated] and 1840-1842. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.