Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 47 (Sale info: $150.00).
"b. Bolton, Lancashire, England, 1837. Brought to America, 1844. Displaying artistic taste at an early age, he was apprenticed to a wood-engraver in Philadelphia. Went to Europe in 1862 and 1866, and copied many works of Turner in the National Gallery, London, and paintings of the old masters in Italy. In 1871 accompanied the United States exploring expedition to the Yellowstone country. His 'Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone' and 'Chasm of the Colorado' were purchased by the United States government for $10,000 each, and are now in the Capitol at Washington. Mr. Moran has also attained high position as an illustrator and etcher. Member of the National Academy, American Water Color Society, New York Etching Club, British Society of Painter-Etchers, and American Art Union. Landscape. Exceedingly rich in color, suggesting the work of one of the old masters." [P. 13.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; A.A.U.; American Water Color Society (New York); New York Etching Club; B.S.P.E.