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Thomas Moran Etchings, Art and Prints

Thomas Moran (1837 – 1926) was born in England but is considered to be one of the great American artists of the 19th Century. He is the most famous member of a very illustrious family: not only were brothers Peter Moran and Edward Moran talented artists in their own right, but he also married Mary Nimmo Moran, and her etchings are often considered to be the equal of his.

The career of Thomas Moran can be divided into several periods: he was considered part of the Hudson River School when he lived in New York, and executed beautiful scenes of the Hudson Valley, and also of Florida around St. Augustine. He also traveled to Venice, and some Thomas Moran paintings owe much to the artistic influence of J. M. W. Turner in his earlier, less impressionistic style.

Later he toured the frontier of the American West, and was an important part of the Rocky Mountain School of art; the magnificent Thomas Moran etchings and paintings of that period can be considered among his masterpieces. Here we celebrate Moran as a printmaker.


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Thomas Moran original etching "Tower of Cortez, Mexico" Thomas Moran original etching "Tower of Cortez, Mexico"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 35. This is a rich, dark impression on heavy cream wove paper, from the "Original Etchings by American Artists" portfolio, published in 1883 by Cassell and Company. Size: 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (plate). In excellent condition with full original margins. Signed in the plate (not by hand). The Tower of Cortez is considered to be one of the finest Thomas Moran etchings; his Western scenes are among the most sought after.

$850.00
Thomas Moran original etching "The Half Dome - View from Moran Point" Thomas Moran original etching "The Half Dome - View from Moran Point"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 60. One of Thomas Moran's magnificent Yosemite compositions; this impression on wove paper is from the 1888 edition published for John Muir's "Picturesque California", now quite scarce. The image measures 11 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches. Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: full original margins; there is some age-toning to the paper and a water stain in the margin (well outside and not affecting the etched image).

$600.00
Thomas Moran original etching "Twilight in Arizona" Thomas Moran original etching "Twilight in Arizona"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 27. Executed in 1880, this is a fine, dark impression on heavy wove paper, in excellent condition with good margins. Plate size: 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches (152 x 223mm). Signed in the plate with Thomas Moran's monogram (not by hand).

$550.00
Thomas Moran original etching "The Pass of Glencoe, Scotland" Thomas Moran original etching "The Pass of Glencoe, Scotland"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 29. Executed in 1883, this impression is printed on laid paper. Signed in the plate with Thomas Moran's monogram (not by hand) and with the thistle remarque. Size: 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (plate).

Condition: there is a small tear (repaired) in the top margin and old tape mounts on back.

$500.00
Thomas Moran original etching Rainbow Thomas Moran original etching "The Rainbow"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 18. This impression on laid paper was printed in 1880 for The American Art Review. The plate measures 4 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; the sheet size is 9 x 12 inches. Signed in the plate with Moran's monogram signature (not by hand).

$300.00
Thomas Moran "Passaic Meadows" original etching Thomas Moran "Passaic Meadows" original etching

Medium: original etching. This work is also called "In the Newark Meadows".
Catalogue reference: Klackner 15. Executed in 1879, this original Thomas Moran etching was printed on heavy wove paper for a portfolio of American etchings. Size: 5 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches (plate). Signed in the plate with the Thomas Moran monogram signature (not by hand).

$300.00
Thomas Moran etching "An American Sunset" Thomas Moran / George Inness etching "An American Sunset"

Medium: etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 63. Executed in 1888; this charming landscape was etched by Thomas Moran after George Inness. This is a nice impression printed on laid paper circa 1900. Size: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (plate). Not signed.

$250.00