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Sailboat

A work made of etching with plate tone on white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of etching with plate tone on white wove paper.

Date:

1932

Artist:

John Marin (American, 1870-1953)
published by Alfred Stieglitz (American,1864-1946)

About this artwork

Noting Marin’s eye for watercraft, one contemporary critic went so far as to subtitle an article on the artist “Yachtsmen and Painters Alike Unite in Their Praise of Marin Sailboats.” Marin himself adopted the schooner image as a kind of personal talisman, incorporating it into his works in all media, including this simple yet striking 1932 etching. That the schooner motif took on a symbolic role for him is also suggested by the frequency with which he began enclosing it within drawn or painted boxes and borders, sometimes superimposing these like collaged decals onto larger compositions.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Sailboat

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.

Made 1932

Medium

Etching with plate tone on white wove paper

Dimensions

Plate: 17.3 × 23.5 cm (6 13/16 × 9 5/16 in.); Sheet: 21.6 × 34.7 cm (8 9/16 × 13 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.389

Copyright

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

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