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Thursday
Jul022015

Painted details are found beneath layers of paint

As reported today in The New York Times, the Albany Times Union as well as several TV stations, Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Thomas Cole site yesterday to announce our amazing find: decorative painting believed to be by Thomas Cole was found on the plaster walls of Cole's home, hidden for over a century behind many layers of wall paint. We have just posted a video to our YouTube channel that shows the meticulous process by the paint analyst Matthew Mosca. So far he has revealed only small sections of the overall design and much work remains to be done. At right is his rendering of how the painted decoration may have continued around the perimeter of the East Parlour.

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