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Drawing, View from Powell's Plateau, Grand Canyon, Colorado

This is a drawing. It was created by Thomas Moran. It is dated 1873 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is recto: brush and watercolor, white gouache, graphite on tan wove paper verso: graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Thomas Moran. It is credited Gift of Thomas Moran.

Its dimensions are

19 x 27.1 cm (7 1/2 x 10 11/16in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink, lower right corner: oval, Cooper-Union

It is signed

Signed and dated in graphite, lower left: T Moran / 1873

Cite this object as

Drawing, View from Powell's Plateau, Grand Canyon, Colorado; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; recto: brush and watercolor, white gouache, graphite on tan wove paper verso: graphite on paper; 19 x 27.1 cm (7 1/2 x 10 11/16in.) ; Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-26

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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