Landscape with Pond
9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Medium and Support:
Graphite on paper
Gift of Ann Chahbandour and Jay Robert Stiefel
Label from American Originals: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, La Salle University Art Museum, December 16, 2015 through March 4, 2016:
Peter Moran was a British-born American landscape painter and etcher. He came from a family of painters, including his two older brothers, Thomas and Edward. Most of Moran’s career was spent in Philadelphia, where he had a successful career as an etcher. He and his family also ventured to the American West, visiting Yosemite, the Teton Mountains, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico itself. Although his brothers mostly painted marine and traditional landscapes, Moran was primarily interested in animal subjects. He was particularly fond of cattle and often painted them in addition to more traditional landscapes.