View of Kaaterskill Falls
Double Waterfall

"And now I must turn to another of the beautifiers of the earth-- the Waterfall; which in the same object at once presents to the mind the beautiful, but apparently incongruous idea, of fixedness and motion-- single existence in which we perceive unceasing change and everlasting duration."

Thomas Cole, from "An Essay on American Scenery

Thomas Cole, Double Waterfall -- Kaaterskill Falls, ca. 1825, pencil, charcoal, black-and-white crayon on paper, 16 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches, Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund (39.503). Photograph © 1994, the Detroit Institute of Art.