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As implausible as it might seem to the contemporary oil painting aficionado, during the 19th-century landscape painters had a very prominent place in culture, both in the popular and in the academic sphere. What had before then been seen as a somehow lesser genre of painting was significantly elevated first by the likes of J. W. M. Turner and later, often following in his footsteps, by the followers of the Hudson River School. Among the latter, it is fair to say that the most impact was caused by the English-born American painter Thomas Cole, whose work would influence not only the genre of landscape painting but society as a whole, being used by religious movements, patriotic associations, and political theory enthusiasts.
In this 1827 oil on canvas, Cole demonstrates that he can have a place in the literary world as well, taking influence from that which was one of the most influential and best-selling books of his time, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans. The book, launched with great success just one year before the painting being finished, tells the story of a Colonel’s daughters being transported to the safety of a British fort in the middle of the Seven Years War, in which both Britain and France made extensive use of Native American auxiliaries. The cast of main characters was considered, at the time, a microcosm of the budding American society and its adventurous narrative was instantly successful. That being so, Cole produced one year later, this beautiful landscape upon which the story unfolds.
In the 1827 oil on canvas, now in possession of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, Cole portrayed one of the tensest scenes in the book, where Cora, one of the sisters, begs for the lives of her sister and herself at the feet of the adversarial Tanemund, chief of the Delaware tribe. The scene is dwarfed by the landscape in which it happens, a fantastic depiction of White Mountain, New Hampshire. The artist seems to make here an effort to place the fictional scene in a real and well-known setting, which serves two purposes: firstly, it lends verisimilitude to the book, bringing it closer to reality and enabling the reader to further engage with it; on the other hand, by attaching his work to the fame of the book Cole was able to reach the first step in his rise to notoriety.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Scene from 'The Last of the Mohicans': Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tanemund, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Scene from 'The Last of the Mohicans': Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tanemund that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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