1872 - 1953
MOVEMENT, SEA AND SKY, CAPE SPLIT, MAINE
signed Marin and dated 42 (lower right)
watercolor, charcoal and pencil on paper
17 ¼ by 22 ½ inches
(43.8 by 57.2 cm)
The sheet is hinged to the support at two places along reverse of top edge. The sheet appears to be lightly toned and some pigments might be slightly faded. There is a slight rippling to the sheet.
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Estate of the artist
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York
Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
Parkerson Gallery, Houston, Texas
Alexandre Gallery, New York
Owen Gallery, New York
Mark Borghi Fine Art, Inc., New York
Sold: Christie's, New York, May 18, 2004, lot 136
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Santa Barbara, California, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and elsewhere, American Drawings: 1927-1977, April 1978-April 1979
New York, Kennedy Galleries, John Marin and the Sea, October-November 1982, no. 55, illustrated
New York, DC Moore Gallery, Inspiration and Innovation: American Drawings and Watercolors. 1900-1960, March 2002
Sheldon Reich, A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonne, Tucson Arizona, 1970, no. 42.18, p. 722