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Drawing, Looking up the Trail at Bright Angel, Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 1901

This is a Drawing. It was created by Thomas Moran. It is dated May 1901 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is recto: brush and watercolor, graphite on blue-green wove paper verso: graphite on blue-green 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 Exploring the Grand Canyon .

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

Its dimensions are

37.9 x 27.3 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink, lower left: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, [Lugt 457d.] Verso: Stamped twice in purple ink: #22099

It is signed

Signed and dated in graphite, lower left: ...TMoran May 1901...

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed, signed and dated in graphite, lower left: Looking up the trail at Bright Angel TMoran May 1901/ (83) Grand Canon of Arizona; color notes in graphite throughout. Verso: Inscribed in graphite, center left: Acoma; again at right: 4 1/2"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Looking up the Trail at Bright Angel, Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 1901; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; recto: brush and watercolor, graphite on blue-green wove paper verso: graphite on blue-green wove paper ; 37.9 x 27.3 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/4 in.); Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-83

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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