Point Isabel, Coast of Florida. Etching. 1887. $595.00
Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1899) was born in Scotland and emigrated to the United States as a young girl. She was the wife of Thomas Moran who became famous for his magnificent paintings of the American west. Thomas introduced Mary to etching in 1879. She was so skilled that she was soon elected into membership of the Society of Painters and Etchers of New York and was the only woman among the 65 original fellows of London’s Royal Society of Painters and Etchers. According to the website of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, “her prints won several awards and were collected by such prominent individuals as the English critic John Ruskin.”
Mary’s paintings and etchings were exhibited at the National Academy of design, the Society of American Artists, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This etching was exhibited at the Universal Exposition held in St. Louis in 1904.
Etching. 18 x 24 ½ inches, sheet. 10 x 19 inches, plate. Klackner 52.