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  Jean Leon Gerome Ferris   (1863-1930)

 
  GRANADA, 1881. Signed, dated, and titled in the plate. Exhibited at the Phila. Society of Etchers in 1883, as #69 "Spanish Water Carrier." Spain was ranked as an exotic location in the period. Ferris (named for the acclaimed French "Orientalist" painter) was one of the nephews of Thomas Moran: the Moran family was the artistic dynasty of late 19th-century Philadelphia. See: Barbara Mitnick, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1863-1930: American Painter Historian, Lauren Rogers Museum, Laurel, Miss., 1985.
 
 
  Etching, 9" x 5 7/8". $200.
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