West Shore Docks, Weehawken, New Jersey

A work made of watercolor with blotting, wiping and scraping, on lightweight, slightly textured, ivory wove paper (top, right and left edges trimmed), laid down on white card.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with blotting, wiping and scraping, on lightweight, slightly textured, ivory wove paper (top, right and left edges trimmed), laid down on white card.

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Upon his return to Weekawken in 1910, Marin created a work in which he handled watercolor in the fluid, flooded manner of his Tyrolean landscapes. Like those mountain scenes, this watercolor was constructed in horizontal bands, with an expanse of paper left nearly empty in the middle ground, where the pale stains of wiped, blotted color evoke the dull glare of the river’s surface. This free wet-into-wet application appears in numerous other Weehawken images in which Marin allowed his colors to bleed into each other, giving the scenes of river commerce the soft glow of wintry dawn light. Here Marin’s vantage point high on the riverbank encouraged him to flatten the composition; the shapes of the Weehawken piers extend upward along the picture plane rather than leading the eye into deep space.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

West Shore Docks, Weehawken, New Jersey

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Watercolor with blotting, wiping and scraping, on lightweight, slightly textured, ivory wove paper (top, right and left edges trimmed), laid down on white card

Dimensions

276 × 218 mm (max)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.374

Copyright

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

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