Headed for Boston

A work made of watercolor with blotting and touches of scraping, and with charcoal with erasing, on moderately thick (estimated), moderately textured, ivory wove paper (right and lower edges trimmed), perimeter mounted to wood-pulp board, faced with ivory paper gilt with silver leaf, in original frame.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with blotting and touches of scraping, and with charcoal with erasing, on moderately thick (estimated), moderately textured, ivory wove paper (right and lower edges trimmed), perimeter mounted to wood-pulp board, faced with ivory paper gilt with silver leaf, in original frame.

Date:

1923

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

By the time Marin painted this dramatic image of a schooner riding the currents from Stonington to Boston, he had become known for his keen sensitivity to the unique properties of Maine, especially the life of the sea. His passion for boats was celebrated and, along with his forceful and emotional handling of paint, this subject became an icon of his persona. Here Marin used his wide three-centimeter brush, working the watercolor so vigorously that bristles became lodged on the work’s surface. The distinctive silver shadow-box frame—designed by Stieglitz—sets the watercolor back in space and reflects the artist’s interest in balancing oppositional visual forces.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Headed for Boston

Origin

United States

Date

1923

Medium

Watercolor with blotting and touches of scraping, and with charcoal with erasing, on moderately thick (estimated), moderately textured, ivory wove paper (right and lower edges trimmed), perimeter mounted to wood-pulp board, faced with ivory paper gilt with silver leaf, in original frame

Dimensions

448 x 527 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.562

Copyright

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

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