Loading Spinner

Thomas Yellowstone Moran Sold at Auction Prices

Landscape painter, Naval painter, Wood cutter, Lithographer, Engraver, Etcher, Illustrator, b. 1837 - d. 1926

British artist Thomas Moran immigrated to the United States as a child and served as an engraver's apprentice before embarking on the Hayden expedition in 1871. Its purpose was to provide the first detailed survey of the Yellowstone region, and Thomas Moran’s paintings would prove to be an invaluable record of the expedition, as well as help make his career as a landscape artist.

Although the style of his paintings was in part influenced by fellow English artist J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran's artwork played an instrumental role in illustrating the American West and preserving Yellowstone as a national park for future generations. Upon his death in the early 20th century, he was called the "Dean of American Landscape Painters," and Thomas Moran paintings and prints remain popular. Art enthusiasts can find their next masterpieces when looking through watercolor paintings for sale at auction or online.

Read Full Artist Biography

0 Lots

Sort By:

Categories

            Auction Date

            Seller

            Seller Location

            Price Range

            to
            • THOMAS MORAN The Rapids above Niagara.
              Mar. 14, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN The Rapids above Niagara.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              THOMAS MORAN The Rapids above Niagara. Etching printed in dark brownish black, 1885-86. 150x204 mm; 6x8¼ inches, full margins. Signed in pencil, lower left. A very good impression of this scarce, early etching. The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, where there is a pencil and gouache study of Niagara Falls by Moran (1837-1926), notes that, "When Moran visited Niagara Falls in 1881, he would have found it surrounded by factories, tourist venues, and gift shops. The waterfall attracted fifty thousand to sixty thousand tourists every year by the 1850s. There were no regulations to curtail development, so entrepreneurs flocked to the area to invest in tourism and, for those with enough capital, industry as well. Thus, both lumber mills and tacky souvenir stores sprang up within sight of the falls. One would not know this from the many sketches, etchings, wood engravings, and oil paintings that Moran and other artists of his generation created of the famous cataract."

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Watercolor on Paper, 1889, "Amagansett Landscape", H 6.125" W 13.5"
              Feb. 16, 2024

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Watercolor on Paper, 1889, "Amagansett Landscape", H 6.125" W 13.5"

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Signed and dated 'TMoran 1889' in the lower left. Watercolor landscape of the shores of Amagansett, Long Island, New York. Pencil notations on sheet verso of TM, #32 and a small pencil sketch of a horse. Framed under glass, H 17.25", W 24.75". Original frame backing adhered to newer frame verso. Bearing labels from Stephen Mazoh Gallery, Baltimore. Noah Goldowsky Fine Arts, New York. American Drawings, Paul Magriel Collection. Provenance: Christie's New York, May 30th, 1986.

              DuMouchelles
            • Thomas Moran (1837-1926) "Seashore" Etching, Signed
              Feb. 07, 2024

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926) "Seashore" Etching, Signed

              Est: $300 - $500

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926) "The Rapids Above Niagara," 1886, etching, signed. Size: 6'' x 8'', 15 x 20 cm (image); 10.5'' x 14'', 27 x 36 cm (sheet).

              Material Culture
            • MORAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH OF THE GRAND CANYON
              Jan. 27, 2024

              MORAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH OF THE GRAND CANYON

              Est: $8,000 - $10,000

              MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926). The Grand Canyon of Arizona, from Hermit Rim Road. Chromolithograph. Published by the Santa Fe Railroad, 1912. 31 1/2" x 41 3/4" sheet. Comparable: Sotheby's, 2022 - $10,710. This spectacular print was sold, with the original oil painted by Thomas Moran in 1912 to the Santa Fe Railway Co. At the time, Moran was the nation's best known landscape painter, noted especially for his depictions of the Far West and its parks. The Santa Fe Railway was the first to lay a line to the Grand Canyon, in 1901.

              Arader Galleries
            • After Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Oil On Canvas
              Jan. 27, 2024

              After Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Oil On Canvas

              Est: -

              This 20th Century Artist Reproduction Piece Provides A Glimpse Into A Study Done Of The Painting Titled: Sunset On Long Island. While Not Completed By Mr. Moran This Antique Artists Study Is In Good Condition With Slight Paint Cracking Consistent With Age. The Image Is Done Quite Well Replicating The Work In Both Style And Flare. The Frame Measures Approximately 23” X 29”. Art Measures Approximately 16” X 22”. Artist Signed In The Lower Right. Nr30131 Ka

              EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
            • Landscape with Distant Castle
              Jan. 19, 2024

              Landscape with Distant Castle

              Est: $40,000 - $60,000

              Thomas Moran 1837 - 1926 Landscape with Distant Castle signed T.Moran and dated 1863 (lower center) gouache on paper 12 ¾ by 18 ¾ in. 32.4 by 47.6 cm. Executed in 1863.

              Sotheby's
            • Green River, Wyoming
              Jan. 19, 2024

              Green River, Wyoming

              Est: $800,000 - $1,200,000

              Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming Thomas Moran 1837 - 1926 Green River, Wyoming signed TMoran and dated 1883 (lower right) oil on canvas 13 by 20 in. 33 by 50.8 cm. Executed in 1883. This painting will be included in Stephen L. Good, Phyllis Braff and Melissa Webster Speidel's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

              Sotheby's
            • THOMAS MORAN, American 1837-1926, Lakeshore, pencil on paper, 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) (sheet)
              Jan. 18, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN, American 1837-1926, Lakeshore, pencil on paper, 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) (sheet)

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              THOMAS MORAN American, 1837-1926 Lakeshore pencil on paper signed lower right "T Moran"

              Shannon's
            • THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - Long Island
              Jan. 18, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - Long Island

              Est: $15,000 - $25,000

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) Long Island oil on canvas 20 x 15 ¾ in. (50.8 x 40 cm.)

              Christie's
            • THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - The Water Party
              Jan. 18, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - The Water Party

              Est: $50,000 - $70,000

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) The Water Party oil on canvas 24 x 20 1⁄8 in. (60.1 x 51.1 cm.)

              Christie's
            • THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - Autumn Winds, East Hampton, Long Island
              Jan. 18, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - Autumn Winds, East Hampton, Long Island

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) Autumn Winds, East Hampton, Long Island oil on canvas 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - Afterglow, Green River, Wyoming
              Jan. 18, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - Afterglow, Green River, Wyoming

              Est: $1,200,000 - $1,800,000

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) Afterglow, Green River, Wyoming oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)

              Christie's
            • THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - A Glowing Evening, New Mexico
              Jan. 18, 2024

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) - A Glowing Evening, New Mexico

              Est: $150,000 - $250,000

              THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) A Glowing Evening, New Mexico oil on canvas 10 x 20 in. (25.4 x 50.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Thomas Moran The Grand Canyon Framed Print
              Jan. 13, 2024

              Thomas Moran The Grand Canyon Framed Print

              Est: -

              Frame has scuffs & scratches. Frame measures approximately 34.5in x 42.5in. NR13036 SA

              EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
            • Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Venetian Watercolor Painting
              Dec. 19, 2023

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Venetian Watercolor Painting

              Est: $500 - $5,000

              DESCRIPTION: Thomas Moran (1837-1926) watercolor painting on paper depicting a Venetian harbor scene with distant city and surrounding vessels, signed with artist conjoined initials (lower right); mounted in gilt carved frame. CIRCA: Mid to Early 20th Cent. ORIGIN: Contintal DIMENSIONS: Image (H: 9.75" x L: 20") Frame (H: 23" x L: 33") CONDITION: Great overall condition, mild wear to edges. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of ourspecialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the "Ask a Question” button or email us directly.

              Akiba Galleries
            • Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Watercolor on Paper, 1889, "Amagansett Landscape", H 6.125" W 13.5"
              Dec. 15, 2023

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Watercolor on Paper, 1889, "Amagansett Landscape", H 6.125" W 13.5"

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Signed and dated 'TMoran 1889' in the lower left. Watercolor landscape of the shores of Amagansett, Long Island, New York. Pencil notations on sheet verso of TM, #32 and a small pencil sketch of a horse. Framed under glass, H 17.25", W 24.75". Original frame backing adhered to newer frame verso. Bearing labels from Stephen Mazoh Gallery, Baltimore. Noah Goldowsky Fine Arts, New York. American Drawings, Paul Magriel Collection. Provenance: Christie's New York, May 30th, 1986.

              DuMouchelles
            • Thomas Moran Color Chromolithograph "The Grand Canyon of Arizona View from Hermit Rim Road", circa 1912
              Dec. 02, 2023

              Thomas Moran Color Chromolithograph "The Grand Canyon of Arizona View from Hermit Rim Road", circa 1912

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Thomas Moran (English 1937-1926) Color Chromolithograph "The Grand Canyon of Arizona View from Hermit Rim Road", circa 1912, bearing the plate "Grand Canyon of Arizona on the Santa Fe from Painting by Thomas Moran N.A.", signed and dated lower left within the lithograph T. Moran, 1912"; published by the American Lithography Company of NYC in an edition of 2,500 copies 26 in. x 34.5 Framed 33.25 in. x 41.75 in.

              Rafael Osona Auctions
            • [WESTERN AMERICANA]. MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926), artist. The Cliffs of Green River [Wyoming]. [Lewis Prang], 1874.
              Nov. 30, 2023

              [WESTERN AMERICANA]. MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926), artist. The Cliffs of Green River [Wyoming]. [Lewis Prang], 1874.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              [WESTERN AMERICANA]. MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926), artist. The Cliffs of Green River [Wyoming]. [Lewis Prang], 1874. 15 3/4 x 11 in. chromolithograph on board, after Thomas Moran, with two original, printed labels on the verso, including: "Aldine chromo for 1874." With title and descriptive information below. -- An original address label from James Sutton & Co, NY, to Concord, NH, address, with two postage stamps attached (11 cents). (Repaired puncture mostly seen on the verso, otherwise very good condition.)

              Hindman
            • Thomas Moran
              Nov. 10, 2023

              Thomas Moran

              Est: $300 - $500

              Thomas Moran (Pennsylvania, 1837-1926) ST. JOHN'S RIVER, FLORIDA, 1881 etching and drypoint, unframed, signed in plate sheet H10 3/4" W13 1/2" Provenance: Private collection

              Charlton Hall
            • MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926). Yellowstone Park / Northern Paci...
              Nov. 10, 2023

              MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926). Yellowstone Park / Northern Paci...

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926). Yellowstone Park / Northern Pacific. 1924. St. Paul: Brown & Bigelow. 29 3/8 x 39 5/8”. Rail travel poster showing the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park by Moran, a Hudson River School landscape painter. Emblems of the Northern Pacific Railway in corners. Yellowstone National Park was on Northern Pacific’s main line. The railroad was the first to reach the park, at the north entrance, in 1883. Linen backed. Scattered over-painting in margins, with slight restoration to text at lower right. B+.

              Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
            • Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Punting on the River Cam, England, 1885
              Oct. 26, 2023

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Punting on the River Cam, England, 1885

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Punting on the River Cam, England, 1885 oil on board signed TMoran and dated (lower left) 14 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches. The Collection of Philip and Judith Sieg, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania This lot will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work being prepared by Stephen L. Good, Phyllis Braff, and Melissa Webster Speidel. Provenance: Isaac Arnold, Sr., Houston, Texas Berry-Hill Galleries, New York (as Punting on the River Cam, England) Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1979 Exhibited: University Park, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, Bellefonte Collects, August 13 - October 22, 1989, no. 19, p. 20 Lot note: Though best known for his images of the American West, Thomas Moran visited many other far-flung locales for artistic inspiration, including Mexico, Europe, and other regions across the United States. During these trips, the artist would execute numerous realistic, on-site sketches. After returning to the studio, the artist combined these views with his broad knowledge and experience of the known world to create pleasingly imagined compositions that widely appealed to his audience. Punting on the Cam, England, 1885, a depiction of a placid English river with a group of people in a punting boat, may be such an idealized amalgamation. In 1882, Moran, his wife and fellow artist, Mary Nimmo Moran, and their children, traveled to Thomas's hometown of Bolton, England, where he had emigrated from in 1844. While in Bolton, the artist and his wife mounted a large exhibition at Bromley's Art Gallery. The exhibition proved to be a great success with the public, as well as with art critics. John Ruskin himself purchased two paintings and six etchings (including three by Mrs. Moran) and ordered a set of Moran's Yellowstone chromolithographs. Moran greatly admired Ruskin's writing and was probably elated by the approval of the critic. In addition to their time in Bolton, Thomas and Mary traveled to Strathaven, Scotland (Mary's birthplace), Glencoe Pass, and Fingal's Cave, Staffa (Gilcrease), where they both made numerous sketches. Once back home in New York, the drawings done in England became inspiration for Moran in finished works, sometimes years later. The present artwork of lush, deeply shadowed greenery resembles the bucolic banks around Cambridge along the River Cam, which remains a popular place to punt. The distant church in the background, however, bears a strong resemblance to Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is unknown where the present title of the painting came from or if Moran visited either locale, but this does not reduce the painting's virtuosity. The dynamic, light-filled composition, with its striking color effects and distinctive handling of light and air draws inspiration from Joseph Mallord Wiliam Turner, whose canvases Moran viewed on a trip to Europe in 1861. Like Turner, he did not intend his artworks to be literal records, but to be personal visions inspired by nature, once stating: "All my tendencies are toward idealization. A place as a place has no value in itself for the artist."

              Hindman
            • Reproduction Chromolithograph of Thomas Moran's (1837-1926) "View of the American West"
              Oct. 19, 2023

              Reproduction Chromolithograph of Thomas Moran's (1837-1926) "View of the American West"

              Est: $80 - $160

              A vintage reproduction chromolithograph of Thomas Moran's (1837-1926) "View of the American West" with a pristine lake leading away into snow capped mountains. Signature at the bottom right corner, piece measures 28 7/8" x 21 3/4", 25 1/4" x 18 3/4" site. *note - some wrinkling in frame

              Embassy Auctions International
            • Thomas Moran
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Thomas Moran

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              (Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926) A Glimpse of Georgica Pond, Long Island, signed lower right "T Moran 1885", oil on canvas, 22 x 18 in.; original gilt wood and composition reverse profile frame with acanthus and ribbon and stick decoration, "T.A. Wilmurt/New York" frame label Notes: According to Phyllis Braff this painting was exhibited in November 1885 at the National Academy of Design. It is described in the American Art Association catalog of 1886 as "One of the picturesque forest scenes common to the extreme Long Island coast." Moran painted this favorite scene a number of times as it was just a few minutes away from his studio in East Hampton. In March 2012, a new record was set by Brunk Auctions for a Thomas Moran watercolor titled, Cliffs of Green River-Wyoming Territory which sold for $1,700,000. The significance of that work was in part due to the provenance, which could be traced back to the artist and was documented through a photograph of the painting in the home circa 1895. It was also noted in an early family inventory. This painting comes from the same collection and was likely acquired around the same time as Cliffs of Green River. This painting will be included in Phyllis Braff, Melissa Webster Speidel and Stephen L. Good's forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the artist's works as #1077. Provenance: Mrs Mortense Mead, Croton Falls, New York (label verso), probably acquired from the artist, circa 1886 (family tradition holds that four Moran works were acquired directly from the artist, one each year from 1882 to 1886); By descent in family; Private Knoxville Collection;

              Brunk Auctions
            • Thomas Moran
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Thomas Moran

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              (Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926) On the Welsh Coast, 1885, signed and dated with artists monogram cipher "TM 85" lower right, oil on panel, 12-1/4 x 25 in.; original carved gilt wood and composition frame, labeled "Thos. Thos. A. Wilmurt" verso, 24-3/4 x 37-1/2 in. Provenance: Acquired from the artist (family tradition holds that four Moran works were acquired directly from the artist, one each year from 1882 to 1886); By descent in family; Private Knoxville Collection Note: This painting will be included in Phyllis Braff, Melissa Webster Speidel and Stephen L. Good's forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the artist's works. In March 2012, a new record was set by Brunk Auctions for a Thomas Moran watercolor titled, Cliffs of Green River-Wyoming Territory which sold for $1,700,000. The significance of that work was in part due to the provenance, which could be traced back to the artist and was documented through a photograph of the painting in the home circa 1895. It was also noted in an early family inventory. This painting comes from the same collection and was likely acquired around the same time as Cliffs of Green River.

              Brunk Auctions
            • THOMAS MORAN (PA/CA, 1837-1926)
              Aug. 26, 2023

              THOMAS MORAN (PA/CA, 1837-1926)

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Hudson Valley Landscape with figures on a promontory above a Dutch-style barn, viewing high mountains, linen laid to hardboard, unsigned but with note on reverse stating the lower two inches were removewd because of damage (where the signature was likely located). In vintage etched gold cove frame with modern tag, OS: 24 1/2" x 22", SS: 19 1/2" x 17".

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) American
              Aug. 22, 2023

              Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) American

              Est: $25,000 - $35,000

              Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated , Measures ( 20 x 30 inches ) w/frame ( 27 x 37 inches ) Regarded as the primary artist of the final decades of Western exploration, Thomas Moran made eight trips West between 1871 and 1892 and created a body of oil and watercolor sketches that remain a primary record of that period. In fact, his painting was so associated with the West that he was referred to as T. Yellowstone Moran. In 1873, he began signing his name with a monogram that incorporated "Y" into his initials, and from 1911, he added a thumbprint. He was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, and his father was a hand-loom weaver. In 1844, his family emigrated to Philadelphia where in 1853, he apprenticed to a wood engraving firm and sketched designs on blocks. He also studied with his older brother, Edward, a marine and historical painter, whose studio he shared.

              Cutler Bay Auctions
            • Thomas Moran Color Chromolithograph "The Grand Canyon of Arizona View from Hermit Rim Road", circa 1912
              Aug. 05, 2023

              Thomas Moran Color Chromolithograph "The Grand Canyon of Arizona View from Hermit Rim Road", circa 1912

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              Thomas Moran (English 1937-1926) Color Chromolithograph "The Grand Canyon of Arizona View from Hermit Rim Road", circa 1912, bearing the plate "Grand Canyon of Arizona on the Santa Fe from Painting by Thomas Moran N.A.", signed and dated lower left within the lithograph T. Moran, 1912"; published by the American Lithography Company of NYC in an edition of 2,500 copies 26 in. x 34.5 Framed 33.25 in. x 41.75 in.

              Rafael Osona Auctions
            • D'APRÈS THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926). YELLOWSTONE PARK / NORTHERN PACIFIC. 1924. 29¾x40¼ inches, 75½x102¼ cm. Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul.
              Aug. 03, 2023

              D'APRÈS THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926). YELLOWSTONE PARK / NORTHERN PACIFIC. 1924. 29¾x40¼ inches, 75½x102¼ cm. Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              D'APRÈS THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) YELLOWSTONE PARK / NORTHERN PACIFIC. 1924. 29 3/4x40 1/4 inches, 75 1/2x102 1/4 cm. Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul. Condition A-: minor skinning in upper right corner; minor repaired tears and restoration in margins.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Thomas Moran 'Seeking New Hunting Grounds' Print
              Jul. 29, 2023

              Thomas Moran 'Seeking New Hunting Grounds' Print

              Est: -

              Titled: Seeking New Hunting Grounds. Frame Has Scuffs And Scratches. Frame Measures Approximately 32.5in X 39in. Image Measures Approximately 18.75in X 38.5in. Nr13036 Sa

              EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
            • Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Chromolithograph, Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim 1912/1913
              Jul. 23, 2023

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Chromolithograph, Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim 1912/1913

              Est: $500 - $1,000

              Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim 1912/1913. Approx. 26 1/2 x 35 1/4 in.(image). 31 3/4 x 41 5/8 in. (paper). Discoloration from previous mat. Tape residue on back top edge. Provenance: Grand Canyon Images, Denver

              Hughes Auctions
            • Thomas Moran APPLE ORCHARD - EASTHAMPTON, L.I.; BRIDGE IN THE PASS OF GLENCOE, SCOTLAND (KLACKNER 29; 36) Two etchings, framed
              Jun. 28, 2023

              Thomas Moran APPLE ORCHARD - EASTHAMPTON, L.I.; BRIDGE IN THE PASS OF GLENCOE, SCOTLAND (KLACKNER 29; 36) Two etchings, framed

              Est: $500 - $700

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926) APPLE ORCHARD - EASTHAMPTON, L.I.; BRIDGE IN THE PASS OF GLENCOE, SCOTLAND (KLACKNER 29; 36) Two etchings, 1883 and 1888, respectively, the second signed in pencil, framed. Larger frame 15 x 20 3/4 inches; 381 x 527 mm. C 

              Doyle New York
            • THOMAS MORAN BEAR ATTACK WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
              Jun. 25, 2023

              THOMAS MORAN BEAR ATTACK WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

              Est: $200 - $400

              THOMAS MORAN BEAR ATTACK WATERCOLOR ON PAPER Height: 26 in. by Width: 32

              Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
            • THOMAS MORAN (Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926), Two landscape etchings:, 11.75" x 9.5'' and 12.75" x 9" respectively. Both framed 20.75" x 16.75".
              Jun. 14, 2023

              THOMAS MORAN (Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926), Two landscape etchings:, 11.75" x 9.5'' and 12.75" x 9" respectively. Both framed 20.75" x 16.75".

              Est: $250 - $350

              THOMAS MORAN Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926 Two landscape etchings: 1) "Tower of Cortes - Mexico", 1883. With roulette. Klackner 35. 2) 'The Half Dome from Moran Point', 1887. Klackner 60. Together with a landscape etching by Ernest Haskell.

              Eldred's
            • Moran Chromolithograph, View of the American West
              Jun. 08, 2023

              Moran Chromolithograph, View of the American West

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926). Untitled [View of the American West]. Chromolithograph. 21 1/4" x 27 1/2" image, 32" x 38" framed.

              Arader Galleries
            • Moran Etching, Castle of San Juan D'ulloa, Vera Cruz Mexico
              Jun. 08, 2023

              Moran Etching, Castle of San Juan D'ulloa, Vera Cruz Mexico

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              MORAN, Thomas (1837-1926). Castle of San Juan D'ulloa, Vera Cruz Mexico. Etching in brown on thin laid paper. Signed under image bottom right. 1884. 19 1/2" x 14 1/2" sheet.

              Arader Galleries
            • Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Chromolithograph, Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim 1912/1913
              May. 28, 2023

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Chromolithograph, Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim 1912/1913

              Est: $200 - $300

              Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim 1912/1913. Printed by the American Lithographic Co., NY and Copyright 1913 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System. Approx. 26 1/2 x 35 1/4 in.(image). 31 3/4 x 41 5/8 in. (paper). Discoloration from previous mat. Tape residue on back top edge. Provenance: Grand Canyon Images, Denver

              Hughes Auctions
            • Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Etchings
              May. 20, 2023

              Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Etchings

              Est: $150 - $250

              Two etchings, to include: "Morning" by Thomas Moran, 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" within mat; "Solitude" by Mary Nimmo Moran, 8" x 10" with frame.

              Kaminski Auctions
            • Thomas Moran ''Passaic Meadows'' Etching
              May. 18, 2023

              Thomas Moran ''Passaic Meadows'' Etching

              Est: $200 - $400

              Thomas Moran (1837-1926 American) ''Passaic Meadows'' Etching 6''x8.5'' Sight. Plate signed l.r. image. Original framing 12''x16.5''. Visible mat line. Not examined outside of framing.

              MBA Seattle Auction LLC
            • Thomas Moran, Yellowstone Falls, 1893
              May. 17, 2023

              Thomas Moran, Yellowstone Falls, 1893

              Est: $300 - $500

              Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) Yellowstone Falls, 1893 lithograph signed and dated lower left: Moran / 1893 printed lower right (under mat): Chicago Sunday Times Herald, Arts Supplement, March 1895 printed lower left (under mat): Copyright 1895 Donaldson Brothers

              Santa Fe Art Auction
            • Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Summer Squall, Long Island, 1889 Oil on canva
              May. 12, 2023

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Summer Squall, Long Island, 1889 Oil on canva

              Est: $200,000 - $300,000

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Summer Squall, Long Island, 1889 Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm) Signed and dated lower right: Moran / 1889 Property of an Important Midwestern Collector PROVENANCE: Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 1989, lot 27; Hawthorne Fine Art, New York; Acquired by the present owner from the above. This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work being prepared by Stephen L. Good, Phyllis Braff, and Melissa Webster Speidel. In an essay written for the present owner, art critic and curator Phyllis Braff writes: Summer Squall, a painting inspired by the scenic qualities of East Hampton, Long Island, has a special significance within Thomas Moran's career as the composition that presented the full range of his accumulating thoughts about the region's pictorial potential. In this sense it could be regarded as his iconic interpretation. He was particularly interested in weaving together, with maximum emotional impact, the broad skies; marshy meadows; seaside forests; clouds holding ocean reflections, and suggestions of lifestyles still unspoiled by industrial progress. The artist's own high regard for the composition's success is emphasized by his decision to turn its scheme into an important and comparatively large etching, Long Island Landscape, which was executed the same year. The print's scale underscores Moran's intention to have this understood as a major statement about the subject while the multiple edition medium facilitated exhibition and distribution. Examples printed in either brown or black ink are known from at least four different plate versions. All include the painting's small image of a male hunter near the canopied forest trail, although the figure's position near the path differs very slightly in the etchings. The two berry-pickers are unique to the Summer Squall painting, as is the placement of the small planked footbridge within the foreground marsh. While Moran's small genre figures play an effective role in establishing scale relationships, they also serve as symbols contributing to the subjective messages he would often include in a major painting like Summer Squall. The work reinforces, for example, the newly evolving American interest in art that referred to rural activities and to a tranquil, earlier era. Such countryside settings had a special appeal to city dwellers nostalgic for basic traditions and for contact with nature. East Hampton's thematic strengths impressed Moran when he visited in 1878, and in the following decade he became the first artist to build a studio there. His residency dates from 1885. After European travel in 1886 and numerous commissions related to other themes, Moran was ready, in 1899, to turn his full attention to creating a strong interpretation of his Long Island setting. In Summer Squall he explored the opportunity provided by the region's flat terrain to develop an expansive, dramatic sky that could present a combination of evolving meteorological conditions. The sky also served as a way to suggest allegorical or metaphorical meanings within the opposing characteristics of stormy versus sunny and threatening versus peaceful. Moran's special interest in the emotional power of cosmic forces relates to his study of sky phenomena in the work of J.W.W. Turner and John Constable while in London in 1862. There are also aspects of Summer Squall that demonstrate Moran's esteem for the landscape traditions established by other European masters, especially Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin. Moran follows their principles of composition in the way he leads the eye across and through the canvas by carefully distributing light and by establishing a sense of deep space flowing to an i

              Heritage Auctions
            • THOMAS MORAN "GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA FROM HERMIT RIM ROAD" CHROMOLITHOGRAPH
              Apr. 30, 2023

              THOMAS MORAN "GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA FROM HERMIT RIM ROAD" CHROMOLITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Thomas Moran "Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim Road" Chromolithograph. The original oil was painted by Thomas Moran in 1912, and was sold to the Santa Fe Railway Company, which copyrighted the image the following year. To promote tourism, Santa Fe officials later had copies of this image framed and distributed to schools, libraries, civic organizations, and railroad customers throughout the country. Artist: Thomas Moran Title: "Grand Canyon of Arizona Medium: Chromolithograph Signature Type: Plate Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Site Measurement: 25.5" x 34.75" Image Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1782

              Bradford's
            • THOMAS MORAN (American, 1837 - 1926). Rocky Landscape, 1906, Chromolithograph. Plate signed "MORAN, 1906" lower left hand corner. Frame
              Apr. 27, 2023

              THOMAS MORAN (American, 1837 - 1926). Rocky Landscape, 1906, Chromolithograph. Plate signed "MORAN, 1906" lower left hand corner. Frame

              Est: $200 - $300

              THOMAS MORAN (American, 1837 - 1926). Rocky Landscape, 1906, Chromolithograph. Plate signed "MORAN, 1906" lower left hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 9 x 13 in; frame: 18 x 22 in

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • Thomas Moran "A Snowy Mountain Range" Photogravure
              Apr. 22, 2023

              Thomas Moran "A Snowy Mountain Range" Photogravure

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Offered in this lot is a Thomas Moran, "A Snowy Mountain Range" Sepia Photogravure, circa 1920s. This sepia photogravure of the original which was painted in 1896, depicts a landscape of the Teton Mountains featuring Mount Moran from the Idaho side of the Tetons, which was named in honour of the artist. Moran was captivated by the Teton Mountain Range. As Albert Bierstadt claimed the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada for his art, so Moran made the Yellowstone region and the Grand Canyon his signature subjects. His dazzling watercolors of Yellowstone led directly to its designation, in 1872, as the first national park. A native of Great Britain and an ardent admirer of the English painter J. M. W. Turner, Moran used prismatic color to capture the splendors of the American West—such as this dramatic view of the Tetons, located just south of Yellowstone. Moran was involved in many expeditions into the western wilderness, bringing back images of the country that were previously unknown and helping familiarize the public with these places through his artwork. The sepia photogravure is in very nice condition for its age, no marring noted. Set in a lightweight hardwood frame, slight scuffing exhibited along the frame edges. Visible art measures 15.5"W x 19.75"L, frame measures is 17"W x 21"L.*

              North American Auction Company
            • 1926 Thomas Moran, Green River Cliffs Photogravure
              Apr. 22, 2023

              1926 Thomas Moran, Green River Cliffs Photogravure

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Presented in this lot is a Sepia Photogravure of the Thomas Moran, "Green River Cliffs, Wyoming," 1926, Brown & Bigelow publishers, St. Paul, MN. Thomas Moran (1837 –1926), first painted the Green River in Wyoming on his initial trip west in 1871. He returned again in 1879, painting several additional sketches in watercolor, and he continued to paint major oils of the Green River into the 1880s and later years. The subject was considered one of the West's most dramatic vistas with its multicolored, castellated buttes. Among the most successful and revealing of these is "Green River Cliffs, Wyoming", 1881. Broad in its vista, the composition includes a sparsely foliated foreground through which a caravan of Indians makes its way toward a village on the horizon. In the far distance are the cliffs of Green River, cast in hues of orange, lavender, and pink. Wisps of clouds, also tinged with the pink of the setting sun, dust the sky. Moran was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator for the magazine Scribner's Monthly, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape, in particular, the American West. He is sometimes referred as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by "members" of that group. Thomas Moran's vision of the Western landscape was critical to the creation of Yellowstone National Park. Moran joined the survey team of the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871. His sketches, along with fellow team member William Henry Jackson's photographs, captured the nation's attention and helped inspire Congress to establish the Yellowstone region as the first national park in 1872. Moran's paintings along with Jackson's photographs revealed the scale and splendor of the beautiful Yellowstone region where written or oral descriptions failed, persuading President Grant and the US Congress that Yellowstone was to be preserved. This sepia photogravure of the original painting was created the year of Moran's death. It is in very nice condition, the artist's signature is on the bottom right corner, the publisher's name and date is on the bottom left corner. No marring is noted. The painted hardwood stenciled frame exhibits its age in wear and tear scuffing along all of the frame edges. No other obvious marring noted. Visible art measures 15.75"L x 11.5"W.*

              North American Auction Company
            • THOMAS MORAN (Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926), “Morning”, 1886., Etching, 4.5” x 7” sight. Matted.
              Apr. 18, 2023

              THOMAS MORAN (Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926), “Morning”, 1886., Etching, 4.5” x 7” sight. Matted.

              Est: $100 - $200

              THOMAS MORAN Pennsylvania/California, 1837-1926 "Morning", 1886. Titled, signed and dated in pencil lower margin.

              Eldred's
            • Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Graphite On Paper, Landscape Scene, H 9.5'' W 13''
              Mar. 17, 2023

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Graphite On Paper, Landscape Scene, H 9.5'' W 13''

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Signed in pencil lower right. Frame Measurements 12" x 15". Provenance: Acquired circa 1960 by a Prominent Print Collector, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

              DuMouchelles
            • Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Watercolor, Mount Etna, Italy, H 8'' W 12''
              Mar. 17, 2023

              Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Watercolor, Mount Etna, Italy, H 8'' W 12''

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Signed in monogram. Provenance: Dick Flood, Western Arts Collection, Jackson, Wyoming; Arizona West Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ (paper label affixed verso), acquired from above circa 1960 by present Bloomfield Hills, MI Collector. Framed in custom frame.

              DuMouchelles
            • etching on silk/ cloth by Thomas Moran, signed
              Feb. 06, 2023

              etching on silk/ cloth by Thomas Moran, signed

              Est: $150 - $350

              Unusual etching on silk/ cloth "pass at Glencoe"? by Thomas Moran (1837-1926), signature on lower left, 13.5"x9.3"

              International Auction Gallery
            Lots Per Page:

            Auction Houses Selling Works by Thomas Yellowstone Moran