1870 - 1953
signed Marin and dated 31 (lower right)
watercolor and charcoal on paper laid down on paperboard
17 by 21 ⅞ inches
(43.2 by 55.6 cm)
The sheet is toned and there appears to be minor staining along the extreme edges. Select pigments may be slightly faded and original artist pinholes are present in the corners. The backing board bears an inscription "AS OK Coll/Exchanged for 2 earlier Marins/AS 1933."
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, New York, 1933 (acquired from the above)
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. 31.50, p. 640
New York, Museum of Modern Art, John Marin: Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Etchings, October-November 1936, no. 136, p. 74