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Thomas Cole

The Arch of Nero

Estimate:

500,000

to
- 700,000 USD

Property of The Newark Museum of Art, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole

The Arch of Nero

The Arch of Nero

Estimate:

500,000

to
- 700,000 USD

Lot sold:

988,000

USD

Property of The Newark Museum of Art, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Thomas Cole

1801 - 1848

The Arch of Nero 



signed Thomas Cole (lower right)

oil on canvas 

60 ¼ by 48 ¼ inches

(153 by 122.6 cm)

Painted in 1846.

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American Art-Union, New York
George F. Guild, Boston, Massachusetts, 1846
John C. Miles, 1853 (bequest from the above)
Benjamin C. Ellis, 1957 (bequest from the above)
[with]Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, 1957
Sophronia Anderson Bequest Fund, 1957 (acquired from the above)
Bequest to the present owner from the above, 1957
George Fash Nesbitt, Transaction of the American Art-Union for the Year 1846, New York, 1847, p. 31, no. 15 
New Masters Academy, 50 Years-A Survey, New York, 1977, p. 36, illustrated
Gustavus Hindman Miller, 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, Skokie, Illinois 1979, p. 135, illustrated
Knoedler Gallery, Aspects of a Collection 18th-19th Century American Paintings from the Newark Museum, New York, 1977, pp. 13, 21, illustrated
Robert F. Perkins, Jr. and William J. Gavin III, "Art Exhibition Index 1827-1874," The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980, p. 38
American Art in the Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, 1981, p. 29, illustrated
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., Thomas Cole, N.A., New York, 1984, p. 23
Earl A. Powell, Thomas Cole, New York, 1990, p. 122, illustrated
New York, American Art-Union, Transaction of the American Art-Union for the Year 1846, no. 15 (as The Arch of Nero, Part of the Ancient Aqueduct of Tivoli)
New York, American Art-Union, Exhibition of the Paintings of the Late Thomas Cole, 1848, no. 61
Boston, Massachusetts, The Athenaeum, 1848, no. 73 (as Arch of Nero on the Campagna, Rome)
Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art; Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Thomas Cole: Landscape into History, 1994, no. 40