Amon Carter Museum of American Art Acquire Moran Watercolour

March 5 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired a watercolour by the Hudson River School painter Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Mount Superior, as viewed from Alta, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, 1879 had previously been in the collection of John Ruskin until his death and reappeared on the art market in 2018.

According to the museum's director Andrew J. Walker:

[The work] serves as a key touchstone within the museum’s American Pre-Raphaelite holdings. The acquisition of Moran’s 'Mount Superior' perfectly complements the Carter’s collection of the artist’s etchings and watercolors and exemplifies our commitment to preserving American masterworks and the stories they tell.

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