Saint Paul's, with Other Buildings

A work made of watercolor and graphite on lightweight, moderately textured, off-white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor and graphite on lightweight, moderately textured, off-white wove paper.

Date:

1911

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Here Marin used a rich purple wash for the ornate spire of Trinity Church. He flattened and compressed the spaces between the structure and the tall buildings visible behind it, including the domed New York World Building on Park Row. He exploited the rough surface of the paper with his soft pencil, keeping his touch light, and after painting with watercolor, he added further marks in graphite for detail. The broken pencil lines and the rounded shapes created by Marin’s brushwork convey kinetic energy and vibrancy.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Saint Paul's, with Other Buildings

Origin

United States

Date

1911

Medium

Watercolor and graphite on lightweight, moderately textured, off-white wove paper

Dimensions

245 × 201 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.381

Copyright

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

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