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Drawing, Canyon 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 recto: brush and watercolor, graphite on white wove paper verso: graphite on 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

10.1 x 23.1 cm (4 x 9 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on recto, lower right: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union [Lugt 457d]

It is signed

Signed with initials in graphite, lower left: TM

Cite this object as

Drawing, Canyon of the Rio Virgin, South Utah; Thomas Moran (American, b. Britain, 1837–1926); USA; recto: brush and watercolor, graphite on white wove paper verso: graphite on paper ; 10.1 x 23.1 cm (4 x 9 1/8 in.) ; Gift of Thomas Moran; 1917-17-27

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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