Rona Schneider Fine Prints
  Thomas Moran   (1837-1926)

  TOWER OF CORTEZ, MEXICO, 1883. Klackner 35, Gilcrease 44. Signed and dated in the plate, and titled "A Tower of Cortes, Mexico" in reverse script in the plate. As published by S.R. Koehler in "Original Etchings by American Artists," in 1883, one of the finest etching portfolios of the decade. Moran made his first trip to Mexico in 1883, and created this etching after his own watercolor of that year, which is now at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. Moran's tremendous skill in combining great clarity of line with dramatic shadows is extraordinary. This rich impression is in perfect condition.
  Etching, drypoint and roulette, 12 x 8 3/4 inches. $1100.
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