This is an example of the large chromolithograph of the Grand Canyon, made after the famous painting by Thomas Moran, for the Santa Fe Railroad. The work measures 23 2/3" by 35" and the pleasing wood frame is 2 3/8" on a side. This example of this well-known print is offered in as-is condition, with most notably an approximately 1" across hole at lower left, and a number of areas of missing paper, showing in the images as white areas. Most likely, this occurred when the print stuck to the glass at one point, as there is no proper mat to separate paper from glass. Most examples encountered are scratched, water stained, or sun-faded. Top-notch examples have brought to the $6,000 area at auction. See the net for much more information on Thomas Moran, one of America's most important artists late in the 19th century and early in the 20th. Some of his paintings of the West and Southwest have exceeded 3 million dollars at auction. This is an impressive work, which despite the condition issues will enhance any home or office. SEE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS PRINT IN MY SHOP, THAT ONE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
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