Moran Field Sketch: Hot Springs Gardiner River
Moran’s 1871 field sketch of hot springs along the Gardiner River.
Thomas Moran was one of the most important and finest American landscape painters of the 19th century. Moran was a member of the 1871 and 1872 Hayden Geological Surveys that explored the region in northwestern Wyoming Territory that became Yellowstone National Park. His 1871 artwork helped convince Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first national park in the world in 1872.
This watercolor and gouache field sketch is by Thomas Moran. Moran’s hand-written notes are visible on the artwork. We have a total of 22 of Moran’s original field sketches dating from 1871 to choose from. Our giclee prints are reproduced directly from the originals and are museum-quality. Consider displaying a collection of these unique and rare works of art in your home or office.
This is a museum-quality fine art print—adding style to any room's decor. We print on demand. Our prints are 8-color giclee using archival matte paper and inks. Giclee prints produce accurate colors and fine details. They will last for years. We edit every art print for quality and color so it looks great while retaining its historical charm. Your unframed poster ships crease-free, rolled in a sturdy tube. You can order with confidence. Our printer has been producing fine art prints for 25 years. Contact us if you have any questions.