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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    John Marin (1870-1953)


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    John Marin (1870-1953)
    signed and dated 'Marin 18' (lower right)
    watercolor and pencil on paper
    16 x 19¼ in. (40.6 x 48.9 cm.)

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    According to Sheldon Reich, this picture was painted in the summer of 1918 in Rowe, Massachusetts, where "Marin painted some of the most impressive landscapes of his life."


    Paul Rosenfeld, New York.
    Edna Bryner.
    Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, gift from the above, 1950.
    The Downtown Gallery, New York, by 1970.
    Linda Hyman Fine Arts, New York.
    Sotheby's, New York, 6 June 1997, lot 153.
    Michael Altman & Co., Inc., New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1997.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct medium for this lot is watercolor and pencil on paper laid down on board.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    C. Gray, ed., John Marin, New York, 1970, p. 42, illustrated.
    S. Reich, John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2, Tucson, Arizona, 1970, p. 456, no. 18.9, illustrated.
    L. Hyman, American Modernist Landscapes: The Spirit of Cézanne, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1989, n.p., no. 14, illustrated.


    New York, The Downtown Gallery, 43rd Annual Exhibition, September 1966.
    New York, Linda Hyman Fine Arts, American Modernist Landscapes: The Spirit of Cézanne, November-December 1989, no. 14.