The Course of Empire, by Thomas Cole (1836), part of a series of paintings showing the development of a Roman-style city from its founding to its destruction. The series was used in the cover design of the Fallen Olympians series.
Thomas Cole...Architect's Dream...so lucky to have this at the Toledo Museum of Art!
Thomas Cole Paintings | Thomas Cole - Thomas Cole Arch of Nero Painting
Peder Mork Monsted (Peder Mork Mønsted)
Landscape Composition Italian Scenery Artist: Thomas Cole
The rise and fall of a civilization in five paintings.
The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole. Having all five together in the same pin gives more impact to the meaning of the series. One of my favourite paintings on the evolution and progress of civilisation.
In the Shadow of an Italian Pergola - Peder Mork Monsted