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Drawing, Cliffs of the Rio Virgin, South Utah

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 with white gouache on light-brown wove paper. 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

22.2 x 35.4 cm (8 3/4 x 13 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed with monogram and dated in graphite, lower left: 1873

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Cliffs of the Rio Virgin S. Utah Color notations in graphite throughout

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cliffs of the Rio Virgin, South Utah; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; brush and watercolor with white gouache on light-brown wove paper; 22.2 x 35.4 cm (8 3/4 x 13 15/16 in.) ; Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-20

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