The Noonday Rest

MORAN, Peter.
Etching. Signed in the plate.
Image area approximately 3-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches, matted, overall size 16 x 20 inches. Ruled pencil lines in margins, else fine.

Finely detailed etching of a country stable yard with buildings, horses and chickens. Peter Moran (1842-1914) came from a family artists. His brothers Edward and Thomas were painters and etchers, and a sister-in-law, Mary Nimmo Moran, was an etcher. Peter was born in England and came to the United States at the age of three. He trained in a lithographic shop, but did not like it. He decided to become an artist, and admired animal painters like the famous Edwin Landseer. Later he became very interested in scenes of the wild west as it was being settled. He learned etching, and became one of the best in the country. He was president of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers

Price: $225.00
SKU: 8948
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