Portrait of Grandma Moran

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
graphic artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Ferris Collection
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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