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  Thomas Moran   (1837-1926)

 
  THE HALF-DOME--VIEW FROM MORAN POINT (or THE SOUTH DOME, YOSEMITE VALLEY), 1887. Klackner 60. Not in Gilcrease. Signed and dated in the plate. Fine impression. Yosemite was declared a National Park in 1890, thanks in large part to the art of Thomas Moran, who came to be known as the "father" of the national park system. (Moran is one of the few artists to have a mountain named after him.) He and his wife, Mary, visited Yosemite from 24 August to 5 October 1872. His 1873 watercolor of the Half-Dome is at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. This 1887 etching derives from that watercolor, but expands upon it to increase the drama and sense of huge space.
 
 
  Etching, 12 7/8" x 9". $900.
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