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Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

Thomas Moran, American (born England), 1837 - 1926

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1892 and 1908

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
53 inches × 7 feet 10 inches (134.6 × 238.8 cm) Framed: 6 feet 2 1/8 inches × 9 feet 4 1/2 inches × 7 1/2 inches (188.3 × 285.8 × 19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 211, American Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1975-182-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Graeme Lorimer, 1975

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Label:
American artists traveled to the exotic corners of their own country as well as to Europe and Asia to seek picturesque subjects. When this painting was made, the American West remained a vastly unexplored and fundamentally foreign land. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway hired Moran to create this monumental panorama for use in promoting tourism to the region.


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