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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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Sketch of Lower Manhattan

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.

1915–1919

Medium

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

Inscriptions

Signed lower right, in graphite: "Marin"

Dimensions

Primary support: 33.6 × 24.9 cm (13 1/4 × 9 13/16 in.); Secondary support: 38.4 × 28.5 cm (15 1/8 × 11 1/4 in.)

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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