About this artwork
Marin painted this watercolor in the fall of 1916, while staying at Echo Lake, Pennsylvania, near the Delaware Water Gap. He worked so vigorously that bristles from his brush remain embedded in the paint. Experimenting with subtractive techniques, he gave the resulting marks a prominence equal to that of a brushstroke. Repeatedly rewetting some passages, he used extensive blotting and scrubbing to create ghostly effects that conjure nature’s fleeting changes.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- John Marin
- Tree and Mountain Forms, Delaware River Country
- United States
- Made 1916
- Watercolor with rewetting, blotting, wiping, and scraping, on moderately thick, rough, off-white wove paper (all edges trimmed)
- Signed and dated, lower right, in brush and blue watercolor: "Marin 16"; inscribed verso, upper left, graphite: "2? [encircled] All"; upper left, in graphite: "Tree and Mountain Forms / Deleware River Country"; center, in graphite: "Property Stieglitz"; center, in graphite: "Stieglitz"; upper right, in graphite: "9"; uper right, in graphite: "259" [encircled]; lower right, in graphite: "AS 6"
- 419 × 490 mm
- Alfred Stieglitz Collection
- © 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York