Cole's Circle


Talbot, Charles N. (1802-74)

Leader in New York's China trade and member of the mercantile elite, Talbot was also a supporter of the American Bible Society and a Protestant activist. Talbot bought View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow) from Cole after seeing it in the National Academy of Design annual exhibition of 1836, associating it with his own Christian values.