Goose Pond, East Hampton


Mary Nimmo Moran chose The Goose Pond, Easthampton as her diploma work when the recently formed Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in London elected her a Fellow in 1881, the only woman among the sixty-five original Fellows. When she exhibited four etchings in the Society’s show, the New York Herald commented on a review in a London paper, ‘“Mrs. Moran’s work is so masculine [sic] that the Daily News critic takes it for that of a man.”’ Her vigorous etching style has been frequently noted along with her preference for working outdoors directly on a prepared plate, before the subject.

The print shows a pond, now known as Town Pond, and Gardiner’s Mill, which still stands in the town of East Hampton, where the Morans spent many summers. Landscape and in particular the landscape around East Hampton was the subject of many of Mary Nimmo Moran’s etchings.

Date Made: 1881

Graphic Artist: Moran, Mary Nimmo

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Landscape, Rural


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.14566Catalog Number: 14566Accession Number: 94830

Object Name: printObject Type: Etching

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: plate: 18 cm x 22.5 cm; 7 1/16 in x 8 7/8 insheet: 31 cm x 38.5 cm; 12 3/16 in x 15 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1002066

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