A Mexican Hacienda, Lake Cuitzeo

  • Thomas Moran, A Mexican Hacienda, Lake Cuitzeo, 1885, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1968.120.2

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Thomas Moran traveled to Cuba and Mexico in 1883, making many sketches of the landscape. In this image, we gaze through an archway of dark trees to a sunny hacienda on the banks of Lake Cuitzeo. In the foreground a lone figure sits in deep shadows by a pool of water. This intimate scene, which emphasizes the beauty and quietness of nature on a small scale, is very different from the dramatic panoramas of mountains and canyons that were Moran’s trademark.

Title
A Mexican Hacienda, Lake Cuitzeo
Artist
Date
1885
On View
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (39.4 x 32.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – boat
  • Landscape – lake – Lake Cuitzeo
  • Landscape – Mexico
  • Landscape – water
Object Number
1968.120.2
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