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COLE, Joseph Foxcroft, artist, born in Jay, Maine, 9 November, 1837. He studied art in Paris, where he was a pupil of Lambinet from 1860 till 1863, and of Charles Jacque in 1867. His professional life has been spent in Paris and Boston. Among his paintings are " The Ram and Ewe," " New England Farm," "The Shephe,'dess," "Willow Brook," "The Weakest goes to the Wall," "Pastoral Scene in Normandy," exhibited in the Paris salon of 1875 ; "Norman Farm," and "Sheep-washing in Normandy," sent to the London Royal academy exhibition of 1877; and " Twilight, Melrose Highlands," " Cows Ruminating," and " Coast Scene in Normandy," shown at the Centennial exhibition of 1876, where he received a medal and diploma. His landscapes contain delicate gradations of color, and show " quiet, slumberous distances, indicative of the mysterious tenderness and repose of nature."
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