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This is a reproduction of the fourth of Thomas Cole's five part series, The Course of Empire. This fourth painting, "Destruction" depicts a landscape in which capital of empire is being destroyed. Raiders have apparently entered the city from an invasion fleet. They are ravaging the inhabitants of the city and have destroyed the major river bridge. There is a headless statue in the foreground and, of course, the boulder-topped mountain is still visible from the earlier paintings. The sea raiders may have been inspired by the Vandal sack of Rome in 455. The original canvas is 63.5 inches wide and 39.5 inches high and is in the New York Historical Society.
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May 17th, 2014
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