Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)
The Home and Studio of Thomas Cole, Catskill, New York
signed and dated 'J.F Cropsey/1853-' (lower right)
pencil on paper
7⅜ x 9⅞ (18.7 x 25.1 cm.)
Executed in 1853.
Theodore Cole, son of Thomas Cole.
Mary Emily Cole Van Loan, daughter of the above, until 1967.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, by 1979.
Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1980.
K.E. Manthorne, “American Drawings and Watercolors,” Arts Magazine, vol. 54, January 1980, p. 9.
G.L. Carr, Frederic Edwin Church: Catalogue Raisonné of Works of Art at Olana State Historic Site, vol. 1, New York, 1994, p. 150.
R.M. Toole, Elizabeth B. Jacks, The New Studio, Catskill, New York, 2014, p. 9.
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., American Drawings and Watercolors, October 6-29, 1979, no. 19, n.p., illustrated.
Yonkers, New York, The Hudson River Museum, An Unprejudiced Eye: The Drawings of Jasper F. Cropsey, December 22, 1979-February 24, 1980, p. 45, no. 65, illustrated.
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Lot Essay

After Thomas Cole's death in 1848, his home became a site of pilgrimage for admirers such as Frederic Church and Jasper Francis Cropsey. The present work is part of a series of drawings completed onsite in 1853.

We would like to thank Dr. Kenneth W. Maddox of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, for his assistance with cataloguing this work.

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