Artist Thomas Cole, American, 1801-1848
  • Initial Idea for the Second Painting of the Course of Empire, the Pastoral State
Date between 1831 and 1832
Medium graphite pencil on off-white laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (irreg): 8 inches × 9 5/8 inches (20.3 × 24.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 39.50
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
1939-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)