Auction 134, Lot 221

"The Transept, Kaibab Division, Grand Canon. An Amphitheater of the Second Order", Moran, Thomas

Subject: Grand Canyon, Arizona

Period: 1882 (published)

Publication: Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District

Color: Printed Color

28.7 x 17.8 inches
72.9 x 45.2 cm

This fabulous large composition was drawn by the famous artist, Thomas Moran. The Transept is a beautiful place on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 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 panoramic view. This plate is from Clarence Dutton's atlas published to accompany USGS Monograph No. 2 "Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District."


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now professionally backed with heavy archival tissue. Slight loss at center with infilling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2010