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The Gate of Venice / Thomas Moran, February 12, 1837 - August 25, 1926, English American (Artist)

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The original picture was painted in 1886, when the artist visited the City of the Sea, and attracted universal attention to the Academy of Design, where it was first exhibited.

Curatorial Remarks

The original was painted in 1886, when the artist visited the City of the Sea, and attracted universal attention to the Academy of Design, where it was first exhibited.

The etching occupied the artist upwards of two years, and is by far the most important and completely artistic and elaborate plate that he has produced. Mr. Moran has achieved an extraordinary degree of success in the preservation of the subtle qualities of color and brilliant luminosity of his painting.

About the Era

Formerly attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder (father to Jan Brueghel the Younger).

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Title(s): 
The Gate of Venice
Creator(s): 
Thomas Moran, February 12, 1837 - August 25, 1926, English American (Artist)
Culture: 
English American
Date: 
1888
Period: 
Hudson River School
Materials/Techniques: 
etching on wove paper
Edition: 
3/20
State/Proof: 
2nd of 8 states
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alice Walton
Accession No: 
1426.445
Previous Number(s): 
2015.06.30; 21994
Department: 
Signed in plate with colophon, "TM" in lower left on recto; Signed by hand in pencil, "T.Moran." in lower left on recto; Inscribed by hand in pencil, "GMP48 79.1" in lower left on verso; T. Moran, in pencil.
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