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View of Florence

View of Florence

1837

Thomas Cole

(American, 1801-1848)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 125.4 x 186.7 x 9.2 cm (49 3/8 x 73 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.); Unframed: 99.5 x 160.4 cm (39 3/16 x 63 1/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1961.39

Description

Cole visited Italy in 1831 and made a small pencil sketch of this vista of Florence shortly before sunset. In his New York studio six years later, he transformed the drawing into this large oil painting, adding picturesque humans and goats to the foreground.

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