You're here: Home»Museums & Exhibitions »Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire Exhibition at the National Gallery

Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire Exhibition at the National Gallery

  • Venue Venue The National Gallery
  • Start Time Start Time 10.00am and 6.00pm (last entry 5.15pm)
Highlights
  • Discover the world-famous artworks of the self-taught artist from Bolton, Thomas Cole
  • Known as the greatest American landscape artist of his generation
  • Stand in front of masterpieces by Turner, Constable and Martin who inspired Cole
  • See famous paintings that have never travelled outside of the USA.
  • Explore how Thomas Cole laid the foundations of the National Parks System
Select Date Tour Calendar
Adult   $10.44
Child  (0-12 Years) $0.00
Total $ 0.00
 
Description
This summer, you’ll get to experience the iconic works of American’s greatest landscape painter, Thomas Cole. Displayed at one of London’s finest landmarks, the National Gallery, this exhibition is a fascinating insight into Thomas Cole’s unique work.

Famous for his epic vistas, vivid natural settings, and creative landscapes, Thomas Cole’s work portrays nature at its purest, most vulnerable state. His paintings focus on the American Northeast terrain, mostly unspoilt and showing the sincere beauty of untouched land.

You’ll get to explore 58 pieces of artwork, most of which come from the North American collections and including The Course of Empire and one of his most famous works, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm and The Oxbow Cole’s paintings.
Additional Information

What's Included in the tour


  • Entrance to the Thomas Cole Exhibition

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Audio guide
Please Note:
  • Once booked, this tour cannot be cancelled.
Image Credits
  • Thomas Cole, 'View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm - The Oxbow', 1836 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Juan Trujillo
  • Thomas Cole, 'The Course of Empire: Desolation’, about 1834. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society © Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York / Digital image created by Oppenheimer Editions
  • Thomas Cole, 'The Course of Empire: Destruction', 1836. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society © Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York / Digital image created by Oppenheimer Editions
  • Thomas Cole, 'The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire', 1835–6. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society © Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York / Digital image created by Oppenheimer Editions
  • Thomas Cole, 'The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State', about 1834. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society © Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York / Digital image created by Oppenheimer Editions
  • Thomas Cole, 'The Course of Empire: The Savage State’, about 1834. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society © Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York / Digital image created by Oppenheimer Editions
 
Activity Code : TCEE