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Drawing, Half Dome, Yosemite, 1872

This is a Drawing. It was created by Thomas Moran. It is dated 1872 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and black wash, graphite on tan wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Thomas Moran and catalogued by Marilyn Symmes, Samantha Finch and Megan L. Smith. It is credited Gift of Thomas Moran.

Its dimensions are

19.1 x 13.3 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.) 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped, lower left corner, very faded: Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Cooper Union.

It is signed

Signed in black ink, lower right: TYMORAN. [TYM configured as the artist's mongram].

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in pen and black ink and dated, from lower left to lower center: South Dome Yosemite, 1872; and again in graphite, lower margin: (16).

Cite this object as

Drawing, Half Dome, Yosemite, 1872; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; brush and black wash, graphite on tan wove paper; 19.1 x 13.3 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.) 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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