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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Moran, Thomas
Culture:American (1837-1926)
Title:Mountain of the Holy Cross
Date Made:1888
Type:Print
Materials:Etching
Place Made:North America; New Jersey; Essex county: Newark
Measurements:Mat: 37 3/8 in x 28 1/2 in; 94.9 cm x 72.4 cm; Sheet: 35 3/8 in x 25 9/16 in; 89.9 cm x 64.9 cm; Plate: 30 15/16 in x 22 3/8 in; 78.6 cm x 56.8 cm; Image: 28 7/16 in x 19 5/8 in; 72.2 cm x 49.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (pencil): T. Moran.; SIGNATURE/DATE: recto, lwr. r. (etched, within plate): MORAN. 1888.; PUBLISHER: recto, lwr. ctr. (etched): Copyright + Published by The New Brunswick Royal Art Union. Limited
Accession Number:  MH 2012.36
Credit Line:Purchase with the Art Acquisition Endowment Fund
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Description:
Vertical landscape with a stream cascading down from a valley, forming rapids in the lower left corner. Falling trees stick into the water in a zigzag shape and large rocks redirect the current. Steep slopes rise up to a group of mountains in the distance, surrounded by swirling clouds. The central peak has a "holy" cross formed by snow. There is a deer facing left outside of the main image in the lower left corner.

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