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Drawing, The Grand Canyon in the Rain, 1873

This is a Drawing. It was created by Thomas Moran. It is dated 1873 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on light-brown wove 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

35.6 x 45.7 x 1.3 cm (14 x 18 x 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink, lower right: Museum for the Arts of Decoration/ Cooper-Union

It is signed

Signed with initials and dated in graphite, lower left: .... / T. M. 1873

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left corner: Grand Canon/ from Mu-av [sic] canon/TM / 1873; and with a few color notations.

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Grand Canyon in the Rain, 1873; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; graphite on light-brown wove paper ; 35.6 x 45.7 x 1.3 cm (14 x 18 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-28

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