The Dead Abel

Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
Date: 1832
Medium: Oil on paper mounted on panel
Dimensions: 17 H x 28 1/2 W

Signed: T Cole

Provenance: Descended in the artist's family to Cole's granddaughter, Mrs. Florence H. Cole Vincent; Albany Institute of History & Art purchased from Mrs. Vincent in 1943
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase
Accession Number: 1943.86

Thomas Cole painted this work at St. Luke's Academy in Florence, Italy. It was intended as a study for a larger painting depicting Adam and Eve finding the body of Abel.