Thomas Cole
1801-1848, American

The Voyage of Life - Old Age
1801-1848, American

This engraving by James Smillie measures 15 x 22 3/4 inches. Created after four paintings by Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole, this early lettered proof impression, published in Boston by L.A. Elliot, reads, "From the original Painting by Thomas Cole, in the possession of Rev.d Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York", under the title on the lower margin. Also included on the lower margin is a poem by J.H. Daniels. In 1842 Thomas Cole did a series of paintings that represented an allegory for the four stages of life; childhood, youth, manhood, and old age.


The Voyage of Life- Youth
1801-1848, American

Engraving by James Smillie after the painting by Thomas Cole, 1860, published by B. B. Russell, Boston. This is a fully lettered proof with the poem by J H Daniels, and the inscription, "From the original painting by Thomas Cole in the possession of Rev'd Gorham D Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York." In a period walnut frame.

Painting

Setting Sail in the Moonlight
1832-1895, American

This is a truly remarkable luminous scene of fishing boats under the moonlight, with several figures watching from the shore. Oil on canvas, 24 x 34 inches, 1883, signed and dated lower right. Mauritz de Haas was born in Holland and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam before emigrating to the United States in 1857. He set up a studio in New York and became well known for his atmospheric land and seascapes of the New York area as well as images of his native Holland.

Print

Trees by a River
1879-1961, American

Etching, image size: 4 x 5 inches, pencil signed lower right. A rich impression with ample margins.

Drawing

Tulips and Fruit Stllife
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 X 12 inches, pencil signed