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Thomas Moran

 (1837 - 1926)
Thomas Moran was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California.  Thomas Moran is known for landscape and marine painting, topography.

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Artist Bulletins for Thomas Moran

47 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Thomas Moran
Donna Garrison (10/18/2014)
Hi, I bought a Moran painting at an estate sale. Can tell it's very old. Not sure if it's an oil painting or a faded print. It looks like it has brush strokes. It is A View of The Rocky Mountains. Anybody have any info? I can submit a picture.

Venice 1898 oil painting
Judy Pharo (05/19/2014)
I have an original oil on canvas which appears to be the same as the image painted by Thomas Moran of Venice in 1898. I am unable to state with authority that there is any signature. Did Thomas Moran make any rough copies and then improve on them? Also what would be the description of the painting technique employed by Moran. The dimensions of the canvas are 27 1/2" x 21 1/2".

Thomas Moran painting
Dixie Horner (05/22/2013)
I own a paintin of the Grand Canyon that is signed on the bottom left as such: Moran.1892.(The M in Moran is a brand with the T incorporated in it. Underneath is: Copyright 1893 by Thomas Moran. The paining is on heavy paper...looks like water color..just don't know. I would appreciate any kind of information. Thank you.

Is mine a Moran?
Sherrie Walker (08/02/2011)
I'd like send someone a pic of this painting and the Sig to see if its a Moran.

Thomas Moran/Hermit Ridge 1912
Kathleen (08/30/2010)
I was told that this chromolithograph hung in the l.a. train station-given as retirement gift to my grandfather have not been able to verify thank you for any help

moran painting
Shelley (05/21/2010)
Found a painting dated 1898 with moran signature and the M has a line going down that looks like a T with an arrow. The painting is called.Sunset On Grand Canal. I just would like some information about this painting.

I have a large painting signed -MORAN-
Eliot Tomlison (09/02/2009)
Just woundering if anyone could tell me if this painting is by Thomas Moran? It has a waterfall,a lake, mountain in the background. It is painted on a black cloth Thank You Eliot Tomlison

Thomas Moran 1919 w/thumbprint?
Michelle Byerly (04/27/2009)
My grandfather has a painting/reproduction (?) of an inlet type scene. There are rocks and a tree, looking out to the ocean. I havent found it as a reproduction or print, and am wondering if I can get some information about it. Its got Moran with a T through the M, a thumbprint and 1919 in the lower left corner. I would love to know more about it, and find out if its worth cleaning and such.

Thomas Moran painting The Pacific at Monterey
John R (04/04/2009)
I have an actual painting on Artist borad pretty big From the 1930's'40's of The Pacific at Monterey, its obvious this is not an original Moran but its a Excellent copy but on the back is a lable from the Gerlach & Barlow co in Joliet Ill who made Calanders in the early 1900's..and state that this is a reproduction published by them..Does any one know anything about this company and who might have painted this painting for this company? Thanks, John

Thomas vs. Thomas Sidney
Richard (03/15/2009)
There seems to some confusion about these two artists in the literature -the same?, or related? Can anyone throw some light on this? (Mr. Good?)

Thomas Moran painting of Venice?
Carrie Ann (12/28/2008)
I was given by my grandmother a beautiful painting by Thomas Moran- unfortunately I re-framed it but still love the image. It appears to be a watercolor- I have been on line and have seen things with similar setting- but not the same canal-buildings. Yes, his trade mark signature is there, that is how I found out about him. I peeks through a loop and did not see any dots from ink print? Is there another way to tell what this is? CarrieAnn

thomas moran signature verification
jack doll (12/21/2008)
was curious about thomas moran signature and how to verify it. thanx

T.Moran painting
Deb (12/13/2008)
I have a painting signed in the lower left corner in a maroon color, T. Moran. It is of a woman & her daughter standing on the shore of a lake with sail boats on it. It is a spring picture. the trees are blooming. where do I go to see a picture of Thomas Moran's signature?

venetian paintings by Thomas Moran
jp (11/15/2008)
which is the best pictorial book on this subject

The Grand Canyon, Thomas Moran
Margaret Houseworth (08/25/2008)
I have an oil painting 22x31 signed Moran 1913. It looks like a T on top of the M. On the back is a paper tag that reads Thomas Gilcrease Institute of America. Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has a stamp on the wood that says Hand Made especially for Gilcrease Museum. I assume this oil painting is a recent reproduction but was wondering why they would allow someone to sign and date the painting. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. Thank You

"Weathered Oaks"
Alice (05/27/2008)
I read Denise's description (3/31/2007) of a print she has by Thomas Moran dated 1902. I have inherited a print which sounds like it could be the same, but I am having a problems with Windows Live when I try to e-mail a photo of my print to Denise. My print only has Moran's distinctive signature and 1902 in the lower left hand corner. I would love to know the name of my print and any other information on it anyone can give me.

unseen thomas maran
billy t (05/23/2008)
I have found a very old thomas moran is part of the cliffs of collorado river sieres. I have spent hours on the net trying to find another one like it or something about the

Thomas Moran unidentifiable print
Jana Callender (05/03/2008)
Several years ago I bought a large framed print and was told it was by Thomas Moran and told the subject was Monterey. After much research I have determined the following: It is not an available print. It is not the Point Lobos painting. It is not the Monterey Coast painting which is also known as The Pacific at Monterey. It was printed on museum quality paper around 1972 by the New York Graphic Society which does not archive its prints. It was painted in 1919. It resembles the Point Lobos location with a calm sea. I mailed photos of it to a professor at the University of Iowa who seemed to be a Thomas Moran expert and received no answer. My assumption is that this painting is privately owned and no prints of it are to be had. I would love to know more.

Thomas Moran self-portrait?
Richard Stevens (04/08/2008)
This is a richly-painted, unsigned portait of a man that much resembles photos I've seen of TM. Purchased mid-sixties, out-of-frame,rolled up, antique store in So. Calif. Welcome advice as to how to authenticate this (now framed) beauty. Thx, rich.

Beverley (03/08/2008)
I have what I would call a print called Passing shadows by T Moran it is extremely old can anyone give me any info on this

Thomas Moran
Norma (03/03/2008)
I found a Thomas Moran print behind a picture that I really only wanted the frame. The print is of trees in a is mostly in greens and it's a print of tall trees with just most of the base/trunks looks like the view is at ground level looking into the forest. I just wondered if there was a name for this print... it also has '17' by his name at the bottom. I haven't been able to find out any information on it at all. It also looks like an older print, the paper is heavier and darker on the backside...any idea on the age of the print? Thanks for any information that you may have.

Chromolithograph vs. Handcolored Lithograph
Charles Bousliman (02/24/2008)
What is the difference between a chromolithograph and a handcolored lithograph? Is one more valuable than the other?

Chromolithograph vs. Handcolored Lithograph
Charles Bousliman (02/24/2008)
What is the difference between a chromolithograph and a handcolored lithograph? Is one more valuable than the other?

Thomas Moran
Heather (02/18/2008)
I recently acquired a painting signed T. Moran /96. The painting is a landscape, located along a river, looking up at a mountain. I'm in doubt that it's real, I do not know reproduction procedures for fine art before 1959 (earliest photograph I have found of the painting). I cannot locate a copy of this painting online anywhere. It is 28"x22" and 'glued' to a piece of thin cardboard (which makes me doubt it's authenticity), but there is a texture of brush strokes & canvas under the brush strokes on it's entirety. It has been stapled into place on a plain wooden frame & there's tape marks on the back of the cardboard (perhaps once holding information about the painting). There are a couple 'stains' on the surface, and I can tell it has aged quite a bit as it has a brown/yellow tinge due to not being stored properly. Any further information/assistance regarding this would be great!

Thomas Moran
Bennie Ellis (01/12/2008)
I have a print of a snow covered mountains, looks like Mt Moran. It is signed in lower right corner MORAN and has the number /96. Is this number 96 or painted in 1896?

Signed painting
D (11/17/2007)
I just aquired a painting signed T. Moran in the lower left hand corner In Red paint. The painting is of a mother & daughter holding flowers on the shore of a lake watching sail boats sail by. It is beautiful. No date but it is an oil painting done on canvas. It is not a print. It is very large. Approx. a 30 by 60in painting.

thomas moran
Cindy (10/27/2007)
I have a painting done by moran dated 1919, on the back it has his date of birth and death and says Monterey, California. Says it is from his private collection, what may it be worth and is there any other information on it.I cannot find any painting with that year that he done.

Thomas Moran 1903
Dwayne (09/25/2007)
Hello, I have what apears to be an old painting or print. I'm no expert!!! The face of the painting has what apears to be swirl marks. Can't tell if it's paint or the type of paper the print was made with. It's in an old frame with gold like fassets in the corners where the 45[%] corners come together. Each one says LAMBERT. The picture itself on the lower right corner says MORAN 1903. The 1903 is underlined and the M on MORAN has a different design to it. On the back of the picture it says No. 512 Passing Shower in Yellowstone I have pictures if you would like to see them, just let me know. I'm looking for any info you can give me on this picture.....age, value, posible history, ect. Any help and info you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again Dwayne

Thomas Moran, The Golden West.
Geral Breeze (08/26/2007)
I purchased a print at a auction and have been trying to find any information about it. i can read the Name and date in the lower right corner, Moran with a Y through the M the N.A after that and 1899. the copy right information was poorly printed but the number is 1010, In the lower middle of the print it says, 1103 The Golden West. The print is of indians on horseback walking around a lake towards the mountains. I would greatly appreciate any information on this print.

thomas moran forgotten print?
Denise (03/31/2007)
I have just discovered in my possession what I beleive to be a print done by Thomas Moran. The name of the print is 'Weathered Oaks', done in 1902. In the right lower hand corner it has "Corp. The Knapd Co., Inc. NY. It is on a piece of cardboard about 1/16" thick. It has a faux frame around it but the picture itself is dimpled. It is approximately 12" x 15 1/2". The real frame is about 18" x 22" and is black, wooden and carved with what appears to be leaves and pailzies. One of the surprising things about this is that this print had a hand painted photograph of a baby behind it. On the back it has a stamp that says 'Alfred Thurtell' and then a symbol of a palate and paintbrush. Just for fun, can anyone tell me anything about either one of these pieces? I can't seem to find this particular print online. The signature on this print is his. Many thanks

thomas moran
deborah (02/07/2007)
i have a thomas moran print from the knap company. it is a picture of the tidal basin in washington dc. do you have any information on this print?

In the Valley of Happy Days
Robert Chandler (01/29/2007)
I bought this print 30 plus years ago in an antique shop in Bend Oregon. It is my most favorite piece of art. I bought it for about 5 dollars. I don't care about its worth. I love it and consider it a part of my life. What can you tell me about the painting. In the Valley of Happy Days, 1913, Thomas Moran.

Moran print or multimedia?
Michael (01/28/2007)
I have a picture of what looks like the Grand Canyon with the letters R5717 printed in the lower left corner and Moran 1903 hand printed on the right bottom corner. It is in a frame that appears to be from the 1940's? Does anybody know if this is a print or multimedia art? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

thomas moran 1881
beatrice short (01/11/2007)
i have a canvas 10 by 12 inches of a seascape with four boats in the front, with five men in the boat, a small boat in the left background with three men, it is signed T.Moran,81 bottom do we authenticate it?

Dog painting expert in NYC
Susan (01/10/2007)
If you have questions regarding Thomas Moran's dog paintings, contact William Secord at his gallery or email him. He is a foremost authority on dog paintings.

eric swanson
betty (01/03/2007)
did he ever do a painting called alone

T.S. MORAN vs. Thomas Moran
kim (12/10/2006)
15 yrs ago I acquired two watercolors signed TS Moran. One has mountains and water and what seem to be staemboats. The other is a park in what may be NY. A couple of skyscrapers. They are very likely early 1900's. I believe there may have been a lesser known artist than "the" Thomas Moran, by this name but am hitting a wall. Any help?

Thomas Moran
Bev (11/09/2006)
I found a print? in my father's attic in its original frame. My dad bought the house in 1946 and it was left in the attic by the original owner of the house. It is very dark scene with M1874 1903 on the bottom, titled" Sunrise in Old Mexico" and the T Moran signature intertwined. Any help feedback would be great. Thanks

thomas moran waterfall oilpainting
cindy whitesell (11/02/2006)
I have obtained a 36in x 18in oilpainting by Thomas Moran. It's in excellant condition. I've researched his paintings and haven't seen any like this.It's of a waterfall, perhaps Niagara? It's painted with darker colors, as if at night. Does anyone have any information that could help us?

thomas moran painting
janice edgar (10/13/2006)
I have an old painting by thomas this genuine? it was of an English landscape. About 10 years ago I asked for someone to look at it. they did but felt it was unlikely to be from the thomas moran. it is genuiely of the 19th century

Thomas Moran Grand Canyon 1912
Elva (06/20/2006)
I recently purchased at an estate sale a painting or chromolithograph, can't tell which,in old frame. It is dedicated "To my friend Mr. Ford Harvey 1912" and it is signed by Thomas Moran, with the "Y" in the middle of the M. I have recently learned the Y stands for "Yellowstone," and I think the correct name is the Fred Harvey of Grand Canyon fame. It looks a lot like a picture I have seen for Grand Canyon 1912 but there are some differences, but from the same viewpoint. I would like to know more about lithographs of this type and if these were produced depicting any of T. Moran works.

Moran 1912 painting
Linda (04/05/2006)
I have an asian looking painting with boats in a harbor or such and one boat has a dragon on its sail. I'm wondering which Moran painted asian works and also signed with an arrow pointing downward from the center of the M. If anybody knows anything about this, I would enjoy learning more. Thank you.

19.19 Thomas Moran
Mary Ann (03/06/2006)
I have what looks to be a signed piece of art. Signed only Moran 19.19 It's beautiful, water, lone Cypress, mountains.. I'm interested in knowing more about the piece..Thanks

Thomas Moran's non-Venetian Italian works.
robert reynolds (01/18/2006)
Although Thomas Moran's Turneresque paintings of the Venetian Lagoon are well-known and well- loved, he also painted many other Italian scenes and subjects during his numerous trips to Italy. I am seeking information on these non-Venetian Italian works by the artist. I am particularly interested in works from his first two trips to Italy--the first of these trips having taken place in 1867.

Thos Moran Painting for Calendar
Don Durkes (09/19/2005)
Sometime in the 1920's or slightly earlier, A Moran painting was included as one of the prints used for a calendar for an automobile company. I believe it was the Indianapolis Automobile Company but not sure about that. Any information would be very welcome as we are trying to document the painting's history. Thank you.

Thomas Moran
stephenlgood (01/30/2005)
Contact information for the Thomas Moran Catalogue Raisonne Project: Stephen L. Good and Phyllis Braff 3005 E. 8th Avenue Denver Co 80206 phone: 303-946-3545 e-mail: stephenlgood @

thomas moran catalogue raissonne
saverio v. giammalva (09/24/2002)
I would like to know the name and address of the person that is doing the catalog raissonne of thomas moran paintings. I have a painting I would like to submit for possible inclusion in the catalogue. Please submit the name and address or Email address.

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