Auction 111, Lot 271

"The Great or Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, 360 Feet High. Facsimile of a Drawing made from Nature by T.H. Thomas. R.C.A., Showing the Exact Colouring of the Rock Formations", Moran, Thomas

Subject: Wyoming - Yellowstone

Period: 1888 (dated)

Publication: The Graphic

Color: Printed Color

Size:
8.5 x 12 inches
21.6 x 30.5 cm

This fabulous chromolithograph was published in a Supplement to The Graphic, August 18th, 1888. The lithograph was drawn after a painting by the famous artist, Thomas Moran. Moran was the artist on the original Hayden expedition to the Yellowstone, which ultimately resulted in it becoming the first National Park of the United States. Moran painted several huge murals of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon for the Senate; three are currently hanging in the National Gallery. A stunning and beautifully rendered view.

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Condition: A

Nice impression with no flaws. One tiny spot in title, image fine.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/8/2005

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