Over time, many objects in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms have been acquired using uncommitted funds.
Each year, we make a subset of those items available for donation, allowing you to contribute by reimbursing the acquisitions fund for the original price paid by the Curator of Collections.
The Cliffs of Green River, Wyoming
Thomas Moran (American painter, 1837-1926)
In June 1871, Thomas Moran traveled westward, joining the U.S. Geological Survey expedition into Yellowstone. As William Kloss writes, “The spectacular cliffs along the Green River in southwestern Wyoming made a lifelong impression on Moran” - an impression that resulted in more than 30 depictions of this landscape. The collection’s work is signed with the artist’s monogram and dated 1900.