The Course of Empire: Destruction

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Thomas Cole
published on 31 January 2020
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"The Course of Empire: Destruction" is the fourth in a series of five paintings by American painter Thomas Cole (1801 - 1848 CE). It was painted in 1836 CE and is part of the collection of New York Historical Society. The painting depicts the destruction of an ancient empire, modelled after the ancient empire of the Mediterranean. The subject of the painting has been suggested as the Vandal sack of Rome in 455 CE.

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Cole, T. (2020, January 31). The Course of Empire: Destruction. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11821/

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Cole, Thomas. "The Course of Empire: Destruction." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 31, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11821/.

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Cole, Thomas. "The Course of Empire: Destruction." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 31 Jan 2020. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

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