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Thomas Cole

 (1801 - 1848)
Thomas Cole was active/lived in New York / England.  Thomas Cole is known for landscape, history and allegory painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Thomas Cole

20 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

T North Cole Niagara at Night Painting
Schuyler Borton (09/30/2014)
I have a 19th centurylandscape of Niagara at night from the Canadian side, signed T North Cole. Does this mean anything to anyone? Thanks.

Thomas Cole
Rod (12/26/2013)
Hi, I have a full pen and ink drawing of a Historic London Bridge dated (looks like) 1600.I no Cole done these historic paintings, also when I first got the drawing I took it out of the old frame and behind the back board was a deed for Niagara consols limited? Any help would be really appreciated, drawing is signed T Cole in bottom right corner.

Cole Painting
crystal (03/07/2010)
I have a painting of a cabin in the woods in winter signed COLE. I would like to see a sample of his signature. Tx.

christina (01/24/2010)
Cole was married to a women named Maria. and they had five children. yeah his name was Theodore. ONE of his sons. And your right about his studio(s) in the Catskills.. He used to live there. and where is his signiture!? ugh.

Cole's Family
Doyle (10/11/2009)
Cole was married, and had a son. All of this is covered in Louis Legrand Noble, The Life and Works of Thomas Cole, which has gone through a number of editions. I believe his son, Theodore i think his name was, inhereted the estate, who then passed it on to his daughter. The Cedar Grove estate in Catskill is a national park, and his original studio and home are open to the public. Hope this helps.

Thomas Cole School Project
Chelsey (09/26/2009)
I can not find ANYTHING on the relations of Thomas Coles Family did he have a wife? Kids? Who were his parents was he and orphan I can not figure out anything but everything else I have covered.Please help!

GAIL (11/20/2008)
I would like to know what his signature looked like and also does anybody know if he has a brother who did oak panel portraits or was this Thomas Cole before his love of landscape. The portrait is signed Lymeus E. Cole

Cole Signature
William (09/11/2008)
I also have a painting of a sunset with a mill in the background signed "Cole". can anyone tell me who this might be by?

Todd (05/07/2008)
My wife & I have a painting (oil) that has been in the Family 60+ yrs Painting is of Sterling Castle and in bottom right corner looks like it is marked .C. or M M .C. the m's look like they are part of the painting anyone have any ideas? Painting also looks early 1700 to 1800

Thomas Cole Signature
Susan Ortega (03/26/2008)
I have a painting signed COLE. I am not sure who this might be, if anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it!

Painting after Dream of Arcadia
Cheryl (11/23/2007)
I have a painting of a landscape like Dream of Arcadia, unable to find a signature, it is 36 X49 1/2, has no subject in painting other than that of a man walking, appears to be artist figure. Painted in 1830's or 40's Any info wanted.

Thomas Cole's signature
Viena (10/14/2007)
I also would like to see a sample of Thomas Cole's signature.

Thomas Cole's sister, Sarah
Frances MacIntyre (07/24/2007)
I am researching women artists of the Hudson River School and believe Sarah was one of the first. Does anyone have a painting or info? Who is the foremost Thomas Cole scholar today?

Thomas Cole
Keirsten Wagner (03/12/2007)
I too would like to know what Thomas Cole's signature looks like.

artist signitures
robert dadiego (06/28/2006)
would like to know what thmos cole singniture looks like. thank you

Cole Book 1853
C.H. Ford (04/21/2004)
Re: a first edition of "The Course of Empire, Voyage of Life, and other Pictures of Thomas Cole" 1853. How many of the books were published in 1853? How rare is it?

Thomas Cole's Empire Series
Michael Sikonski (03/15/2004)
Does anyone have thematical interpretations of Thomas Cole's Empire series? If so please email to

CHARLES FREEMAN (07/30/2002)
I beleive I have found a lost Cole painting. It is of the Hudson River, oil on board, 26 X36, It is signed Cole, and monogramed, in a very ornate frame... It is in fair condition. I would like to know when it was created and the name of it. Any information would be helpful...THANKS

Thomas Cole
Anne Hofmann (07/02/2002)
My mother has a cameo handed down through the family from Thomas Cole. It is of the voyage of life . We are still trying to trace our family's connection and would love any information on his children and spouses down the line as far as we can get. To trace it to our own family.

Cole's House Restored
Mary Webb (08/28/2001)
Found this news item in the Antiques and the Arts Newsletter ------------------------- Thomas Cole's 'Cedar Grove' Lovingly Restored ------------------------- CATSKILL, N.Y. - The charming Nineteenth Century house where landscape artist Thomas Cole lived has been lovingly rescued from disrepair and the ravages of time by a group of dedicated community volunteers. Their labor of love, originally scheduled to be opened in stages over several years, has progressed so well that the house is now open in time for the 200th anniversary of Thomas Cole's birth. The rescue and restoration of Cedar Grove, as the house is known, is a direct result of the devotion of this enthusiastic group of Catskill residents who understood the importance of Cole's legacy to American and international art history. Built in 1815, Cedar Grove was Thomas Cole's home until 1848, when he died at the age of 47. Cedar Grove was the scene of many happy occasions for Cole and his family. He married Maria Bartow in the west parlor of the Federal brick house in 1836. his five children were born in the house, and Cedar Grove was home to successive generations of Cole's until the 1960s. A project of the Greene County Historical Society, the restoration of Cedar Grove has been managed by its Board of Governors, working in collaboration with The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development to raise money for the project. During the development process, grants were received from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Hudson River Improvement Fund, and Benjamin Moore Paints. These contributions and others have enabled the "Friends of the Restoration" to replace original walkways, gardens and drives; install a new site entrance orienting visitors to enter to the rear of the Main House; and clear trees to create a view of the Catskill Mountains not unlike the one Thomas Cole enjoyed. All this is in addition to the restoration and decoration of the interior of the house, including an exhibit of the Cole family's original artifacts and belongings. A number of significant objects have been added to the Cole artifacts and arts works already in the possession of the Society this year. They include many items given by Editor Cole Silverstein, Thomas Cole's great-granddaughter, who has been most supportive of the project. Rare family possessions have been made available, including the long-term loan of two Cole paintings which are exhibited at Cedar Grove. The proximity of the Cole burial plots in the cemetery near Cedar Grove makes the site all the more significant to Cole scholars. Monuments and tombstones, including those of Thomas Cole and his family, have been restored and it is the intention of the Cole heirs to transfer title to three of these plots to the Green County Historical Society.

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