Movement No 23–The Sea and Pertaining Thereto

A work made of watercolor with blotting, wiping, and touches of scraping, and with black and brown colored pencils, on moderately thick (estimated), moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top, right and lower edges trimmed), hinged to paper prepared with a black wash, with a decorative paperboard collar gilt with silver leaf, laid down on wood-pulp board faced with cream wove paper, 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, wiping, and touches of scraping, and with black and brown colored pencils, on moderately thick (estimated), moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top, right and lower edges trimmed), hinged to paper prepared with a black wash, with a decorative paperboard collar gilt with silver leaf, laid down on wood-pulp board faced with cream wove paper, in original frame.

Date:

1927

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Marin employed colored pencil differently in this sheet than he had in previous works, adding watercolor pigment subtly and tentatively and leaving thin gray lines that he neither reinforced nor repeated. While he used underdrawing to outline solid objects, he drew over the washes in order to indicate intangible pictorial elements such as the direction of the waves; the fine lines add touches of precision to the fluid, wet-into-wet paint effects that predominate.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Movement No 23–The Sea and Pertaining Thereto

Origin

United States

Date

1927

Medium

Watercolor with blotting, wiping, and touches of scraping, and with black and brown colored pencils, on moderately thick (estimated), moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top, right and lower edges trimmed), hinged to paper prepared with a black wash, with a decorative paperboard collar gilt with silver leaf, laid down on wood-pulp board faced with cream wove paper, in original frame

Dimensions

352 x 457 mm (primary support); 375 x 475 mm (secondary support, including decorative collar); 440 x 537 mm (tertiary support)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.566

Copyright

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

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