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Drawing, Two Cliffs in Grand Canyon, Arizona, possibly 1908

This is a Drawing. It was created by Thomas Moran. It is dated possibly 1908 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is pen and brown ink on white wove paper, laid down at corners. 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

15.2 x 24.1 cm (6 x 9 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Signed with initials and dated in pen and brown ink, upper right: ... July 12th/ 1908/ ...T.M.

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: Grand Canyon/ July 12th/ 1908/ Arizona (later addition) T. M. More at left. After rain, the colors are intensified/ the Rocks become, in the lower strata white against the darkened plateaux - color/ the effect on the eye of the red strata is as if all were glazed with Rose Madder/ the shadows are an intense plum purple or Blue. Verso of mount: Inscribed in pen and ink, upper left: 36 / El Tovar Grand Canyon, Arizona/ Fred Harvey.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Two Cliffs in Grand Canyon, Arizona, possibly 1908; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; pen and brown ink on white wove paper, laid down at corners; 15.2 x 24.1 cm (6 x 9 1/2 in.); Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-87

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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