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Drawing, Half Dome, Yosemite, 1873

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

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled The Best Possible View.

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

Its dimensions are

36.9 x 25.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on recto, lower right: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union [Lugt 457c]

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: T.Moran; dated in pen and black ink, lower right: l873; also initialed (with monogram TYM) in black ink and dated in graphite, lower left corner: 1873

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Yosemite; and also in graphite, lower right: South Dome.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Half Dome, Yosemite, 1873; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; brush and watercolor, white gouache, graphite on blue-gray wove paper; 36.9 x 25.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.); Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-32

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