Thomas Cole's Journey

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Thomas Cole's Journey

11 June, 2018 to 07 October, 2018

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

With his work seldom seen outside the USA, this exhibition establishes British-born Thomas Cole as a major global figure in 19th-century landscape art.

Displaying Cole’s paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Turner and Constable, the exhibition brings to light the dialogue between American and European artists of the mid-19th century.

The exhibition includes Cole’s monumental cycle of paintings ‘The Course of Empire’, and provides a vivid new context for Cole’s ‘The Oxbow’; a founding masterpiece of American landscape painting, never previously shown in the UK.