Buttermilk Falls Mills, ca. 1825

  • Thomas Cole, American, 1801-1848

Graphite pencil on off-white wove paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 8 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (21 × 26 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Wove paper
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Drawing
  • Mill
  • Buttermilk falls
  • Hudson river school

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed: [notations throughout]


1939-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Maddox, Kenneth W. In Search of the Picturesque: Nineteenth Century Images of Industry Along the Hudson River Valley. Exh. cat., Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. 1983, checklist no. 7.

Rights Status

Thomas Cole, Buttermilk Falls Mills, ca. 1825, graphite pencil on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 39.202.A.