c 1883 Original American Etching - 'Tween the Gloaming...


ARTIST:  Mary Nimmo Moran                                       

TITLE:  'Tween the Gloaming and the Mirk, When the Kye Come Hame   

DATE:   1883   

A roulette, mezzotint, and sandpaper in sepia ink on chine collé. Published in Sylvester R. Koehler, Original Etchings by American Artists (Cassell and Company, 1883). Signed and dated in the plate: M. Nimmo Moran 1883.

Although Mary Moran (wife of Thomas Moran from whom she learned the etching technique) based this work on the scenery at their summer home on Long Island, it was meant to invoke fond memories of her Scottish homeland.

References:  Refs.: Thomas P. Bruhn, American Etching: The 1880s, exh. cat., no. 30 (illus.); Christian Klackner, A Catalogue of the Complete Etched Works of Thomas Moran, N.A., and M. Nimmo Moran, S.P.E. (New York: C. Klackner’s, 1889), exh. cat., no. 29; Sylvester R. Koehler, Original Etchings by American Artists (New York: Cassell and Company, 1883); Francine Tyler, American Etchings of the Nineteenth Century, pp. v, xx, plate no. 69 - companion etching.

Plate size is approximately 7 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches.

Shipped unmatted.


  • Inventory# MA-1188