Eye Candy for Today: Thomas Moran’s Falls at Toltec Gorge

Falls at Toltec Gorge, Thomas Moran
Falls at Toltec Gorge, Thomas Moran

Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; 1000 Museums has version online that you can download here; original is in the Oklahoma City Museum (no collections online).

When Moran turns his Turner-influenced eye to the rough textures of the American landscape, the results are usually amazing. I love Hudson River school landscapes like this that incorporate strong foregrounds, making them simultaneously grand and intimate.

4 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Thomas Moran’s Falls at Toltec Gorge

  1. I recently discovered the Hudson River School at a visit to the Brandywine River Museum. In Chadds Ford PA. They have a collection of landscapes on display through June 12th. Amazing art.

  2. Hi There, I recently bought a painting of the “falls at Toltec Gorge”. Not by Thomas Moran but by a painter by the name of G.N. Coates. I might have the initials wrong, but that is what it looks like. The painting is almost identical to Thomas Morans, so My question was did he have “students” or other people that copied his works. The painting is of the same time frame as to when he painted his. Or have you heard of a painter by this name? Any thoughts would be appreciated, Thanks Brent Fletcher

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