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Collection: American Art
Date: 1854-1856
Artist/Maker: Thomas Cole
Classification: Prints

In Thomas Cole’s four-part The Voyage of Life, 1840, a river voyage symbolizes man’s journey through the stages of life. The series begins with an image of a child in a small boat guided by an angelic figure, then follows the character through youth, manhood, and old age as he attempts to navigate life’s treacherous waters.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1847
Artist/Maker: Thomas Cole
Classification: Paintings

Thomas Cole is known primarily as the father of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Cole enjoyed the patronage of several prominent businessmen in New York City, and they would have been particularly interested in his depictions of the seemingly limitless resources of the country’s interior—the profusion of timber and the extensive network of rivers and lakes that would enable them to make their fortunes.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1854-1855
Artist/Maker: Thomas Cole
Classification: Prints

In Thomas Cole’s four-part The Voyage of Life, 1840, a river voyage symbolizes man’s journey through the stages of life. The series begins with an image of a child in a small boat guided by an angelic figure, then follows the character through youth, manhood, and old age as he attempts to navigate life’s treacherous waters.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1855-1856
Artist/Maker: Thomas Cole
Classification: Prints

In Thomas Cole’s four-part The Voyage of Life, 1840, a river voyage symbolizes man’s journey through the stages of life. The series begins with an image of a child in a small boat guided by an angelic figure, then follows the character through youth, manhood, and old age as he attempts to navigate life’s treacherous waters.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1853-1856
Artist/Maker: Thomas Cole
Classification: Prints

In Thomas Cole’s four-part The Voyage of Life, 1840, a river voyage symbolizes man’s journey through the stages of life. The series begins with an image of a child in a small boat guided by an angelic figure, then follows the character through youth, manhood, and old age as he attempts to navigate life’s treacherous waters.

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