Thomas Cole / View of Florence / 1837Thomas Cole
View of Florence

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Creator Name: Cole, Thomas
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1801 - 1848
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: England
Creator Name-CRT: Thomas Cole
Title: View of Florence
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1837
Creation End Date: 1837
Creation Date: 1837
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 99.5cm x 160.4cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "T C"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1961.39
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Provenance: Sold to Mr. Hunt, Boston (1839); Jonathan Mason, Boston (1839); Edward James, New York (1848); Thomas P. Cushing, Boston (1850); (V. Spark, New York)
Context: Cole visited Italy in 1831 and made a sketch of this vista of Florence shortly before sunset. Six years later, in New York, he transformed his drawing into this painting, adding picturesque figures and luxuriant green foliage to the foreground. Exhibiting this picture alongside a view of the Catskill Mountains in New York in 1837, Cole set out to prove that he had mastered the very different landscapes of the Old and New Worlds.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1961.39
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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