Thomas Moran

19th Century American

Etching, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 1879, G-24, plate signed


This beautifully etched image by Thomas Moran measures 11 5/8 x 8 inches, is plate signed and dated. Thomas Moran was a leading artist of the American etching revival, and in 1877 was one of the founders of the New York Etching Club. Moran was known for his experimentation in all aspects of the etching process, and his ability to beautifully capture the atmosphere and energy of the American landscape. This view of the rugged landscape of Half Dome, the plunging depth of the valley and the towering height of the mountains is accentuated by Moran's richly inked rugged foreground and the contrasting, lightly etched lines of the background giving one the sense of the hostility of the environment.


This is an original etching  by American artist Thomas Moran, this image done with roulette, sandpaper ground, drypoint and retroussage to create the etching.  The title of this work is: 

"The Coyote-Arizona, also known as "Twilight in Arizona".. This etching was created and printed in 1880.  It is plate signed with the TM monogram in the lower left corner of the image, printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  The image measures 5 7/8X8 3/4  inches, A very rich impression of this important etching by Moran.  This image appears in the Gilcrease catalog as image number 36.