ETCHING. Yosemite Half-Dome. Thomas Moran, 1837 - 1926.
ETCHING. Yosemite Half-Dome

ETCHING. Yosemite Half-Dome

(n. p.): 1887. Signed [in the Plate] by Moran. Overall size: 15-1/8" x 10-13/16". Etching: 11-5/8" x 8-1/16". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Browning to perimeter. 2 small white cloth mounting tabs to verso, at top. Withal, a VG copy. Item #50591

Moran "was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family, wife Mary Nimmo Moran and daughter Ruth took residence in New York where he obtained work as an artist. He was a younger brother of the noted marine artist Edward Moran, with whom he shared a studio. A talented illustrator and exquisite colorist, Thomas Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner's Monthly. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator for the magazine, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape, in particular, the American West." [Wiki]

Here, Moran focuses his artistic talent on Yosemite's Half-Dome, a California landmark perhaps best publicized by John Muir, who first visited the area a decade prior to Moran's evocative portrayal captured in this etching.

Price: $450.00

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