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Bridge in the Pass of Glencoe, Scotland

A work made of etching and mezzotint in black on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and mezzotint in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1888

Artist:

Thomas Moran
American, born England, 1837-1926

About this artwork

Early in his career, the Hudson River School painter Thomas Moran steeped himself in British mezzotint engraving. He acquired both Richard Earlom’s Liber Veritatis reproductions after Claude Lorrain and J. M. W. Turner’s Liber Studiorum and pored over them. These formative pictorial series would long resonate with Moran’s landscapes, whether of the American West or the hills of Scotland. Turner’s “mountainous” category, and his Mer de Glace print of an alpine Swiss glacier, may have inspired Moran’s dramatic view of Glencoe. Both convey a sense of spontaneity and on-the-spot draftsmanship, with mezzotint shading adding volume.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Thomas Moran

Title

Bridge in the Pass of Glencoe, Scotland

Origin

United States

Date

1888

Medium

Etching and mezzotint in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

238 × 294 mm (plate); 270 × 375 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.823

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