Two Chiaroscuro Studies for the Savage State, the Course of Empire, ca. 1833

  • Thomas Cole, American, 1801-1848

Graphite pencil on off-white wove paper

  • Framed: Sheet (irregular): 4 7/8 × 13 1/2 inches (12.4 × 34.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund

39.155.A

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

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

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, right: [numerical notations]

Provenance

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

Rights Status

Thomas Cole, Two Chiaroscuro Studies for the Savage State, the Course of Empire, ca. 1833, graphite pencil on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 39.155.A.