View 1 of Lot 2. Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine.
View 1 of Lot 2. Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine.
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John Marin

Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine

Estimate:

20,000 - 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 - 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 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).