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Cole’s painting, The Present, laments days gone by—medieval ruins covered in moss and ivy, lit by an end-of-day glow from the sun.

Details

  • Title: The Present
  • Creator: Thomas Cole
  • Manufacturer: American
  • Date Created: 1838
  • Location Created: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 3/4 x 61 5/8 inches
  • Provenance: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Museum Purchase, 1950.190
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Museum Purchase, 1950.190
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Creator 1 death date: 1848
  • Creator 1 birth date: 1801

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