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John Marin

Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector

John Marin

John Marin

Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine

Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

69,300

USD

Property of a Private Collector

John Marin

1870 - 1953

Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine


signed Marin and dated 28 (lower right); also signed and dated again and inscribed Deer Isle Me (on the reverse)

watercolor and charcoal on paper

13 7/8 by 18 3/8 inches

(35.2 by 46.7 cm)

The sheet is hinged to its support at two places along the reverse top edge. The sheet is slightly toned and there are a few remnants of glue along the extreme edges beneath the mat. There is an artist pinhole in the extreme upper left corner and some slight staining along the extreme edge at upper center. There are a few accretions and scuffs likely inherent to the artist's process. There are remnants from a previous mounting along the reverse edges and notations in another hand on the reverse.


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.

The artist
Estate of the above, 1953
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 1986
Sheldon Reich, John Marin: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, Tucson, Arizona, 1970, no. 28.17, p. 590
New York, An American Place, John Marin: 50 New Water Colors During January 1930, January 1930, no. 38 (as House and Barn)
In a poetic letter written to Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin described his intentions for his Stonington watercolors from the summer of 1928: "I would be home, at home, in this place, these places my homes, all together my home. My loves, my home. If I am able to snare a bit of this in what I do, that's it. My best thoughts to O'Keeffe and you" (Stonington, Maine, Sunday, August 2, 1928, as quoted in Dorothy Norman, ed., The Selected Writings of John Marin, New York, 1949 pp. 117-119).