Portrait of Grandma Moran

Description
Gerome Ferris thought enough of this etching, Grandma Moran, of his maternal grandmother, Mary Higson Moran, that he exhibited it in 1880 at the annual show of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he was enrolled as a student. He made the print in 1879 after an 1876 pencil sketch by his father, Stephen Ferris, who had taught him to etch.
Mary Moran was the mother of artists Peter, Edward, John, and Thomas Moran, brothers of Elizabeth Moran Ferris.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1879
graphic artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 10.5 cm x 8 cm; 4 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in
plate: 13.5 cm x 10 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in
sheet: 28 cm x 22 cm; 11 in x 8 11/16 in
ID Number
GA.14435.01
accession number
94830
catalog number
14435.01
Credit Line
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
subject
Portraits
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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