Cole's Circle


Noble, Reverand Louis Legrand (1813-82)

Cole's close friend and pastor at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Catskill. Noble baptized Cole and his wife Maria Bartow in 1844, thus reaffirming their Christian faith. Noble also acted as Cole's biographer, publishing The Life and Works of Thomas Cole in 1853, one of the most important early sources for Cole's life, thoughts, and correspondence.