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lower center in plate: T. Cole / 1840; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: B J Leedom / Germantown / late 9 above arch

text at bottom in plate:
Painted by Thomas Cole. / Engraved by James Smillie / The Voyage of Life _ Youth. / From the original painting distributed by the American Art-Union / Published exclusively for the Members of 1849. / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1850 by the American Art Union in the Clerks Office of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. / Printed by J. Dalton.


Mrs. L. W. Casey; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1930; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art


Schweizer, Paul D. "'So Exquisite a Transcript': James Smillie's Engravings after Cole's Voyage of Life". Imprint 11, no. 2 (Autumn 1986), pp. 2-13.
Raftery, Andrew. "James Smillie Engraves a Voyage of Life". Art in Print 7, no. 2 (July-August 2017), pp. 12-18.

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