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A Tower of Cortés - Mexico / Thomas Moran

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Multiple etchings from the same plate are stored in the Gilcrease Museum collections.

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Title(s): 
A Tower of Cortés - Mexico; A Tower of Cortez - Mexico
Creator(s): 
Thomas Moran (Artist)
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1883
Period: 
Hudson River School
Materials/Techniques: 
printing ink on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (14.392a): 16 5/8 × 12 3/8 in. (42.2 × 31.4 cm) Image (14.392a): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392b): 16 15/16 × 12 3/8 in. (43 × 31.4 cm) Image (14.392b): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392c): 17 5/16 × 12 3/8 in. (44 × 31.4 cm) Image (14.392c): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392d): 17 3/4 × 15 1/16 in. (45.1 × 38.3 cm) Image (14.392d): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392e): 17 13/16 × 16 5/16 in. (45.2 × 41.4 cm) Image (14.392e): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392f): 17 11/16 × 16 in. (44.9 × 40.6 cm) Image (14.392f): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392g): 17 13/16 × 15 11/16 in. (45.2 × 39.8 cm) Image (14.392g): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392h): 17 5/8 × 16 in. (44.8 × 40.6 cm) Image (14.392h): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392i): 17 13/16 × 15 9/16 in. (45.2 × 39.5 cm) Image (14.392i): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392j): 17 5/8 × 16 1/8 in. (44.8 × 41 cm) Image (14.392j): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392k): 17 11/16 × 15 13/16 in. (44.9 × 40.2 cm) Image (14.392k): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm) Overall (14.392l): 17 11/16 × 13 15/16 in. (44.9 × 35.4 cm) Image (14.392l): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.2 × 24.1 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
1426.392a-l
Department: 
Signed in plate with colophon, "TMORAN 1883" in lower right on recto (14.392a-l); Signed by hand in pencil, "T.Moran." in lower left on recto (14.392b, e-l); Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto (14.392a); Handwritten notes are present; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A Tower of Cortez. Mexico. Duplicate. $40.00" in lower left on recto; Inscribed in type in ink, "2676" in lower right on recto; Inscribed by hand in blue pencil, "1629 Dupl." in upper left on verso (14.392b); Notes in the artist's hand; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto (14.392c); Artist's printer notes are present; Inscribed by hand in graphite, "wipe sky/too much ink" (14.392d); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A TOWER OF CORTEX MEXICO" in lower left on recto (14.392e); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto (14.392f); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto (14.392g); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A TOWER OF CORTEZ" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A Tower of Cortez Mexico 30.00" in upper left on verso (14.392h); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A TOWER OF CORTEZ" in lower left on recto (14.392i); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A TOWER OF CORTEZ" in lower left on recto (14.392j); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A TOWER OF CORTEZ" in lower left on recto (14.392k); Notes in the artist's hand; Artist's printer notes are present in etching; Inscribed in plate, "A Tower of Cortes Mexico [reversed]" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "A TOWER OF CORTEZ" in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "$60.00" in upper left on verso (14.392l).
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