Moran Family prints by Various artists

A collection of 42 prints by Thomas Moran and other members of the Moran family.


Details

Medium:
Etching; wood engraving
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £15,261)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Rona Schneider Fine Prints (New York)

Bolton Museum & Art Gallery holds the largest public collection of work by the Moran’s outside the United States. Thomas and Mary exhibited 150 works in Bolton in 1882 and the rest of the collection is a result of that show. Thomas Moran was born in Bolton and emigrated with his family to America as a child. Mary Nimmo studied painting and drawing with Thomas in Pennsylvania and they were married in 1863. Peter Moran was Thomas's brother, John Leon Moran and JLG Ferris were Thomas's nephews and Stephen Parrish was taught etching by Peter Moran.

Provenance

Various US private collections; acquired by Rona Schneider Fine Prints (New York) from house sales, regional auctions and private collectors over a period of 30 years. This collection has been vetted by the LSAD database in 2007.

Venue details

Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive Le Mans Crescent, BOLTON Lancashire BL1 1SE 01204 332 211 www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/museum

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm (Wed from 9.30am)

Sun, 10am – 4pm

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