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Gnarled Tree Trunk with Leafy Branches, 1823

  • Thomas Cole, American, 1801-1848

Graphite pencil on off-white wove paper

  • Sheet: 9 5/8 × 8 11/16 inches (24.4 × 22.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund

39.108

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Wove paper
  • Drawing
  • Tree
  • Hudson river school

Signed, lower right: Thomas Cole

Inscribed, lower right: From Nature | June 28th 1823

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

Parry, E. "Thomas Cole's Early Drawings: In Search of a Signature Style." Bulletin of the DIA 66, no. 1 (1990): 12, fig. 8 (ill.). McDaniel, Amy Ellis. "Works on Paper by Thomas Cole in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 80, no. 1/2 (2006): fig. 9, p. 21 (ill.).

Thomas Cole, Gnarled Tree Trunk with Leafy Branches, 1823, graphite pencil on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 39.108.