Thomas Cole letters

Collection ID:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848
[undated] and 1840-1842
Physical Description:
3 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y. Exponent of the Hudson River School.

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

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hudson River school of landscape painting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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