Artist Thomas Cole, American, 1801-1848
Title
  • 1st Sketch for the 4th Picture of the "Course of Empire"
Date ca. 1836
Medium pen and brown ink over graphite pencil on beige wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 7 1/8 × 10 1/2 inches (18.1 × 26.7 cm)
Framed: 14 3/4 × 18 3/4 × 1 3/8 inches (37.5 × 47.6 × 3.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 39.352
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, throughout: [notations]
1939-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2018, pp. 213-215 (fig. 127), under cat. 58.