Sketch of Lower Manhattan

A work made of graphite on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper, laid down on white wove card.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of graphite on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper, laid down on white wove card.

Date:

c. 1917

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

A few years after the completion of the Woolworth Building and Marin’s initial etchings of it, the artist made a number of elegant, abstracted drawings and further etchings, including the drypoint-enhanced Woolworth from the River and the graphite Sketch of Lower Manhattan, in which he used line sparingly to study the force of the skyscraper in its purest, most distilled form.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Sketch of Lower Manhattan

Origin

United States

Date

1915–1919

Medium

Graphite on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper, laid down on white wove card

Dimensions

336 × 249 mm (primary support); 384 × 285 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.388

Copyright

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

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