Monday, April 2, 2012

Thomas Cole (1801-48)

A painter, born in England, the self taught Cole came to America with his parents in 1818 and discovered in the wilderness an inspiration bordering on religious devotion. His landscapes were considered sublimely beautiful and poetic and he was eventually dubbed the founder of the American School of Landscape painting. This portrait was originally painted by Thomas Cummings, close friend of Mr. Cole. Completed 2012. sold.

H. F. Plowden Weston (1738-1827)

A native of England, Weston was a planter at Hagley on the Waccamaw River. He was an active ecclesiologist which may explain his early patronage of a Gothic-style parish church on his property. In addition, he was a bibliophile who printed fine editions and collected manuscripts and books before 1500. original by Charles Fraser, 1824. Considered striking and unique for its portrayal of old age. Graphite on trash, Sold.