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Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1842-1899

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Date of Work

1883

Medium

Etching

Signature

Lower Left

Height

8 1/4"

Width

11 3/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_008_F

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

In an era when art training was difficult to obtain for women in the United States, Mary Nimmo Moran had a distinct advantage—she was married to the well-known American landscape painter, Thomas Moran. Although this etching likely depicts a site near the Morans’ East Hampton home on Long Island, the title borrows a line from a traditional ballad from Mary Moran’s native Scotland. Her evocative, atmospheric image captures that moment between dusk (gloaming) and nightfall (mirk) when cattle (kye) return from the pasture.

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