Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #31

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #31

September 23, 2011

Sept26.jpgPrints and engravings from the 19th century frequently have more than one artist associated with their creation—but typically only the painter of the original work gets the attribution. This is true of our four Thomas Cole (1801-1848) Voyage of Life, 1854-1856 prints. The four prints are engravings completed by artist James Smillie (1807-1885) after paintings by Thomas Cole. Smillie was a specialist for the American Art-Union in landscapes.

A great thing about TMS is that we are able to associate as many artists to a work as we need. We don't necessary have to choose one—though we do pick a primary for lists—allowing us a more complete picture of the creation of each object.

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