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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    John Marin (1870-1953)

    The Four Master

    Price Realised  

    John Marin (1870-1953)
    The Four Master
    signed and dated 'Marin/21' (lower right)
    watercolor and pencil on paper
    16½ x 19½ in. (41.9 x 49.6 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    [With]An American Place, New York.
    Estate of the artist.
    Marlborough Gallery, New York.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cuthbert Train, Washington, D.C., 1972.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    S. Reich, John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2, Tucson, Arizona, 1970, p. 493, no. 21.64, illustrated.
    Marlborough Gallery, John Marin, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1972, p. 25, no. 43, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Montross Gallery, Exhibition of Watercolors, Oil Paintings and Etchings by John Marin, January 12-February 11, 1922, no. 97.
    Boston, Massachusetts, Institute of Modern Art, and elsewhere, John Marin: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1947, no. 25 (as Three Master).
    New York, Marlborough Gallery, John Marin, October 1972, no. 43.