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

Portrait of a Child
1893-1986, American

Oil on wood panel, circa 1960, image size 9 5/8 x 8 inches,

Print

The Hay Barn
$195.00

Engraving done for the Miniature Print Society, image size: 1 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches, pencil signed and dated "1946" lower right. edition of 250. Called the "poet engraver of New England," Nason's artwork was featured in the show "The Road Less Traveled: Thromas Nason's Rural New England" at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 2009.

Drawing

Castle Path
fl. 1875-1889, American

Watercolor, image size 14 x 10 1/8 inches, dated 1885 and signed Geo. C. Bell