Sketch for Prometheus Bound (Obverse)

Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
Date: c. 1846
Medium: Pencil and white chalk on paper
Dimensions: 12 3/8 H x 9 1/2 W
Provenance: Descended in the Cole Family to Mrs. Florence H. Cole Vincent, the artist's granddaughter.
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Florence Cole Vincent
Accession Number: 1958.28.22

Cole executed numerous drawings for his eight-foot painting entitled Prometheus Bound (1846-1847). It was exhibited at the New York Gallery in the spring of 1847 and later at Westminster Hall in London.