JOSEPH FOXCROFT COLE 1837-1892
Size: framed 32x40.
Medium: oil on canvas
Signed: lower left.
Scene: pastoral scene.
Joseph Foxcroft Cole (1837–1892) was an American landscape artist of the Barbizon style of landscape painting.
Cole and fellow apprentice Winslow Homer studied in Boston, before Cole moved to France to study with Émile Lambinet and Charles Jacque. Cole exhibited in Paris at the 1866 and 1867 Salons, and the Exposition Universelle (1867). Credit Wikipedia
He went to France in 1860, alternating, for several years, study in winter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and summer with the popular painter of Normandy landscapes. Cole had been influenced by painter William Morris Hunt in his decision to return to Paris.Cole returned to Boston, but yet again in 1865 went back to Paris for further study, working with Charles Jacque.