Thomas Cole

Tomb of General Brock, Queenston Heights, Ontario

1830
NEW - Thomas Cole is best remembered as a founding member of the Hudson River school of painting. Born in England, he made a brief return there in 1829, taking with him sketches of Niagara Falls and one of the monument erected on the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights (1812) viewed from the American side. The paintings were completed in England and were deliberately aimed at an English audience; they were shown at the Royal Academy in 1830. The dramatic interpretation of the clouds and rainbow clearly refers to the fallen hero, while Lake Ontario sparkles in the distance.
Artist
Title
Tomb of General Brock, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Date
1830
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
74.5 x 112.5 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Purchased 2009
Rights
Photo © NGC
Accession number
42494