View from Mount Holyoke,
Northampton, MA, after a Thunderstorm
Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 76 inches, 1836
You can see this large painting by Thomas Cole at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Below is a detail image of the artwork above. The figure painting in plein air is thought to be a self-portrait of the artist.
Detail of View from Mount Holyoke
On the Explore Thomas Cole website, there's an interactive tour that interprets the meaning behind his work and includes sketches and studies that shed light on the artist's process.