JOHN MARIN | DEER ISLAND, MAINE (FROM ON A LEDGE)
1870 - 1953
DEER ISLAND, MAINE (FROM ON A LEDGE)
signed Marin and dated 24 (lower right); titled Deer Isle Maine/From on a ledge and dated again (on the reverse); also titled and dated again (on the reverse of the support)
watercolor, charcoal and pencil on paper
14 ½ by 17 ¾ inches
(36.8 by 45.9 cm)
The sheet is hinged to its support at the left and right center edges, in the upper corners, and in the lower left corner. Original artist pinholes are present in three places along the top edge. There is a rippling to the sheet and the edges are slightly irregularly cut. There is a minor crease in the lower left corner.
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Alfred Stieglitz, New York
Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1946 (by descent)
By descent to the present owner
Sheldon Reich, John Marin: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, Tucson, Arizona, 1970, no. 24.7, p. 533, illustrated
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Selections and Transformations: The Art of John Marin, January-April 1990, p. 181, illustrated pl. 172, p. 182