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L'Opera, Paris

A work made of etching, selectively wiped, on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of etching, selectively wiped, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1908

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

By 1908 Marin’s etchings often revealed a tension between two impulses: the careful, realistic description of major monuments, inspired by the weight and solemnity of Charles Meryon’s prints; and the sketchier economy of Whistler’s distilled, light-filled works. In both modes, the artist remained committed to precision, exploiting the power of line to capture the salient aspects of a place. Ambitious, finely rendered compositions such as L’Opera, Paris; Notre Dame; and <em<Chartres Cathedral, while demonstrating his highly original use of the etched mark, also gave Marin’s print dealers the kind of souvenirs of famous monuments that they could readily sell to tourists.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

L'Opera, Paris

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1908

Medium

Etching, selectively wiped, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

271 × 327 mm (plate); 364 × 435 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bruce Borland

Reference Number

1962.361

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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