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THOMAS MORAN The Afternoon Ride.
Pen and black ink with white heightening on card stock, circa 1879. 110x250 mm; 4 3/8x9 7/8 inches. Signed and annotated in pen and black ink, lower left and right recto, and signed, titled and annotated in pencil, verso. Ex-collection the artist James D. Smillie; thence by descent to the current owners.
Drawn by Moran to be illustrated in the American Watercolor Society's twelfth annual exhibition catalogue, New York, 1879 (see also lots 14, 15 and 16).
The watercolor that this drawing was based on is currently in the collection of the Gildall Museum, East Hampton.