Marsh Landscape

Edward Moran (1829–1901)

ca. 1885–90 or slightly later

Watercolor on paper

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.30

Born in England, Edward Moran immigrated to America with his family in the 1840s. By 1866, he had returned to England as a student at the Royal Academy of London, and later painted in Paris. His brother Thomas Moran (1837–1926) was an equally important artist who remained in America to join the Hudson River School and paint images of the American West. Edward, on the other hand, focused on dramatically lit and epic marine subjects.