By Thomas Cole, 1836. Long known as "The Oxbow," this work is a masterpiece of American landscape painting. The picture was shown at the National Academy of Design in 1836 as, "View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm." (But it is commonly referred to as The Oxbow.) There are both sketchbook drawings with annotations and related oil sketches of this subject. Many other artists copied or imitated the painting.
On the hill in the far background, logging scars in the forest can be observed, which appear to form Hebrew letters. There is a tiny self-portrait of himself sitting on the rocks in the foreground with his easel.
Thomas Cole was the founder of the Hudson River School.
December 21st, 2019
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