'The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire'

'The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire'

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"The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire" (1836) by Thomas Cole. The work is on view in the New-York Historical Society & Museum's "Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School," which runs through Feb. 21.