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Essay: <em>Distant View of Niagara Falls</em> by Thomas Cole

Essay: Distant View of Niagara Falls by Thomas Cole

A brief essay about Distant View of Niagara Falls by Thomas Cole. This landscape painting portrays a uniquely American scene: sugar maples with their red autumn leaves; two Native Americans gazing in reverence; and the powerful falls, one of the world's natural wonders.

19th century, American, landscapes, nature, painting, Romanticism, weather/seasons


Fine Arts
Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Art Traditions of the United States, Learning about America through Art

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