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The Course of Empire: Destruction
Oil on canvas (relined)
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The study was attributed to Thomas Cole until 1973 as a result of its entry as a work by Cole in the Society's accession record when acquired in 1907 from Durand's daughter, Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman. This painting is a copy by Durand from the original painting by Nicholas Lancret in the National Gallery in London.
Gift of Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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