The Course of Empire the Savage State | Thomas Cole | 1834

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Size: A4 Landscape

The Course of Empire is a series of five paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833–1836. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay. The theme of cycles is one that Cole returned to frequently, such as in his The Voyage of Life series. The Course of Empire comprises the following works: The Course of Empire – The Savage StateThe Arcadian or Pastoral StateThe Consummation of EmpireDestruction; and Desolation.

Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848) was an Anglo American painter known for his landscape and history paintings. One of the major 19th century American painters, he is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid 19th century. Cole's work is known for its romantic portrayal of the American wilderness.

 

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- All prints include a small 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing.

 

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Sizes:

A2 = 23.4 x 16.5 Inches

A3 = 16.5 x 11.7 Inches

A4 = 11.7 x 8.3 Inches