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Print, A Tower of Cortes, Mexico, 1888

This is a Print. It was etched by Thomas Moran. It is dated 1888 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Miss Ruth B. Moran. It is credited Bequest of Ruth B. Moran.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 29.3 x 24.3 cm (11 9/16 x 9 9/16 in.) Sheet: 44.6 x 36.7 cm (17 9/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: "Handmade Sweden"

It is signed

Signed in graphite in lower left margin: T. Moran; and signed on plate, at lower right: Moran 1883.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate, at lower left: A tower of Cortes, Mexico [see curatorial remarks]

Cite this object as

Print, A Tower of Cortes, Mexico, 1888; Etched by Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); Mexico; etching on paper; Platemark: 29.3 x 24.3 cm (11 9/16 x 9 9/16 in.) Sheet: 44.6 x 36.7 cm (17 9/16 x 14 7/16 in.); Bequest of Ruth B. Moran; 1948-71-3

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