Sketch for Prometheus Bound (Obverse)
Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
Pencil and white chalk on paper
12 3/8 H x 9 1/2 W
Descended in the Cole Family to Mrs. Florence H. Cole Vincent, the artist's granddaughter.
Gift of Mrs. Florence Cole Vincent
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.