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Study for the Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge

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

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  • A work made of graphite with erasing on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1922/24

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Marin drew incessantly throughout his career, filling many sketchbooks and continuously exploring the interconnection between drawing and watercolor. The gift of this small but very complete graphite drawing sheds new light on the iconic 1922 watercolor The Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge. Probably a preparatory study, but possibly a closely related reprise, the drawing offers details of the scene that are abstracted and obscured in the finished watercolor itself.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Study for the Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1922–1924

Medium

Graphite with erasing on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

11.3 × 14 cm (4 1/2 × 5 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Joan and Jordan Krimstein

Reference Number

2011.38

Copyright

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

Extended information about this artwork

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