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Thomas Moran, 1837-1926
An Apple Orchard, Easthampton
Etching and drypoint, 1883
S. J. Ferris Collection
Gift of J. L. G. Ferris, 1927

Brothers-in-law Moran and Ferris both were active in the etching revival of the 1880s. Thomas Moran and his wife, etcher Mary Nimmo Moran, often worked at their summer home and studio in East Hampton, Long Island. Moran gave this print, one of his largest plates, to the Ferris family as a Christmas gift in 1885.


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