Circa 1912. 26" x 33" [34" x 42" in wood frame]. Color collotype engraving after an oil painting by Thomas Moran (view from Hermit's Road). With original brass 'Grand Canyon National Park, Daily Service via Santa Fe, From Painting by Thomas Moran, N.A' plaque. The original oil painting was purchased by the Santa Fe Railroad to use in their campaign to promote tourist rail travel to the Grand Canyon. This image, after the original, is bright and rich, and shows Moran's dramatic view of the Grand Canyon. Item #58180
Doris Ostrander Dawdy points out in "Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary," that Thomas Moran (1837-1926), nicknamed "T. Yellowstone Moran" by his companions on the Territorial Surveys, was only 34 years old when he sketched the Yellowstone region. Shortly thereafter he went on to sketch the Yosemite Valley, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, and the plateaus of Utah. Mount Moran in the Grand Teton range is named after him in recognition of his work on the Hayden Surveys.
A stunning and sweeping Moran image.