- Thomas Moran etched this rugged landscape, Bridge in the Pass of Glencoe, Scotland, in 1882 after his painting of the subject. He and his wife Mary Nimmo Moran, also an etcher, visited Scotland, her birthplace, in the spring of 1882 during a five-month stay (May–October) in the United Kingdom.
- This print is the first state of two. The second state was published by Estes and Lauriat of Boston in 1888. Moran showed this print in the New York Etching Club Exhibition in mid-January 1883. For the Club’s catalog of the exhibition, Moran etched a smaller version of this scene.
- The bridge, which is known as the Bridge of Three Waters, stands near the site in Glencoe where members of the MacDonald clan were massacred by soldiers from a Campbell regiment during a night in February 1692.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Object Type
- Date made
- graphic artist
- Moran, Thomas
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- ink (overall material)
- plate: 24 cm x 30 cm; 9 7/16 in x 11 13/16 in
- sheet: 32.5 cm x 47.5 cm; 12 13/16 in x 18 11/16 in
- image: 23.5 cm x 30 cm; 9 1/4 in x 11 13/16 in
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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