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Edward Moran

Niagara Falls

Edward Moran

Edward Moran

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Edward Moran

1829 - 1901

Niagara Falls


oil on canvas

canvas: 44 ¼ by 36 ¼ inches (112. 4 by 92.1 cm)

framed: 56 by 47 ½ inches (142.2 by 120.6 cm)

Painted circa 1865-75.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's:


This work is lined with a non-wax adhesive. The stretcher is not original. Although the cracking is very slightly raised, the paint layer is stable. The paint layer is very slightly abraded. There are restorations along the bottom edge addressing losses, and a few spots in the lower-left corner and lower right. There are small restorations in the rocks in the white mortar in the center and in the large rock on the right side. A few cracks have been retouched in the waterfall and in the pink mist in the upper right. There are restored isolated spots and losses in the sky in the center right. There are retouches in the sky to the immediate left of the mist in the upper center addressing some cracks and slight thinness. The retouches are well applied, and the work should be hung in its current state.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Sold: Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc., Towson, Maryland, March 19, 1995, lot 373
(probably) Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
"'Shock of the Old' on View at Driscoll Babcock Galleries," Antiques and the Arts Weekly, The Bee Publishing Co. Inc., May 27, 2016, www.antiquesandthearts.com
New York, National Academy of Design, American Society of Painters in Water Colors, February 1875, no. 332
New York, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Refuge and Remembrance: Landscape Painting in the Civil War Era, May-June 2013
New York, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Shock of the Old: Epic Visions in Nineteenth-Century American Art, May-June 2016