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A City Garden

A City Garden

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Mary Nimmo Moran, wife of painter Thomas Moran, is among the most prominent of the women etchers in the late 19th century. Her husband introduced her to the etching process, and she created a solid body of work on her own, while also raising a family. She frequently drew on her plates en plein air and then experimented with a variety of papers when printing them in the studio. A City Garden, combines her frequent subject, nature, in a city setting.
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Object Name
Date made
Moran, Mary Nimmo
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 15.3 cm x 26 cm; 6 in x 10 1/4 in
sheet: 28 cm x 38.7 cm; 11 in x 15 1/4 in
ID Number
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Landscape, Urban
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National Museum of American History
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