You know what? Let’s do one last Thomas Cole painting series. It’s a classic. The Voyage Of Life.
Cole actually painted the entire series twice. The first time was as a commissioned work, but Cole wasnot happy to learn the patron had no intention of publicly showing the work, so in 1842 Cole painted the series again so it could be seen by the public. If you search around you can find 2 slightly different copies of each of the painting, although they differences are not major.
We are featuring here the second set: