COLE, Thomas
(b. 1801, Bolton-le-Moor, d. 1848, Catskill)

View from Mount Holyoke, Northamptom, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (detail)

Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The artist was fascinated by the oxbow formation of the Connecticut River below Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts, and produced this magnificent panorama of the valley just after a thunderstorm. He depicted himself at work in the foreground.