Joseph Foxcroft Cole (1837 - 1892) was an American landscape artist of the Barbizon style of landscape painting. Born in Maine, as a youth, Cole studied art in Boston and apprenticed alongside Winslow Homer at J. G. Bufford's lithography shop. Afterwards, he moved to France to study with Émile Lambinet and Charles Jacque. He spent much of the 1860s and 1870s in France and found greater recognition there than in his home country, exhibiting his art at several prominent venues. He was, however, awarded a medal at the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia and spent the last years of his life back in Massachusetts.