Eureka! I think you may be thinking about "Kindred Spirits" by Asher B.
Durand, who was a friend of Thomas Cole. The painting was done in 1849 and
is in the collection of the New York Public Library. By the way, Thomas
Cole is one of the two men depicted in the picture.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
|I am looking for the name of a famous painting and its artist. I believe
|the painting dates from the first half of the 19th century, and features a
|group of pioneers looking out over a cliff pointing to the west.