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The Pass at Glencoe
  • Thomas Moran
    born: Bolton, England, United Kingdom ; died: Santa Barbara, California, United States ; active: United States
  • The Pass at Glencoe, 1886
  • Where object was made: Glencoe, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • etching, roulette
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Frame Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 15 7/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 150 x 205 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 8 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 200 x 285 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 11 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Colette and Jeff Bangert
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0028
Catalogue raisonné

In the foreground, a stream winds through the center of a dense, rock landscape with tumbles of large boulders. Beyond, a faintly-etched rainbow arches across the feet of high mountains whose tops extend into swirling clouds. In this state, the bottom half of the print is heavily-worked, with densely-hatched areas of shadow, but the top portion of the image is less finished and the forms of the mountains, clouds, and rainbow are conveyed mostly through contour.