Movement No 24–Pertaining to Deer Isle–The Road

A work made of watercolor, with black colored pencil and black crayon, on moderately thick (estimated), slightly textured, ivory wove paper (all edges trimmed), laid down on wood-pulp laminate board faced with ivory wove (estimated) paper, prepared with a gray wash, with a decorative paper board collar 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 black colored pencil and black crayon, on moderately thick (estimated), slightly textured, ivory wove paper (all edges trimmed), laid down on wood-pulp laminate board faced with ivory wove (estimated) paper, prepared with a gray wash, with a decorative paper board collar gilt with silver leaf, in original frame.

Date:

1927

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Marin described Deer Isle as “a place of lovely spots and bad spots.” The joyful coloring here suggests that he delighted in this scene. Telephone poles dance over the rise alongside a zigzagging road, illustrating the artist’s consciousness of “the wonderful everlasting road a leading onward a dipping a rising a leading up over the hill to the sea beyond.” Two important variations in Marin’s approach to mounting and framing can be seen in this and the adjacent watercolor. He eschewed the gilded mounts he had previously favored, instead applying a very thin silver strip around the edge of the sheet and toning the outer margin with a coordinating watercolor wash.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Movement No 24–Pertaining to Deer Isle–The Road

Origin

United States

Date

1927

Medium

Watercolor, with black colored pencil and black crayon, on moderately thick (estimated), slightly textured, ivory wove paper (all edges trimmed), laid down on wood-pulp laminate board faced with ivory wove (estimated) paper, prepared with a gray wash, with a decorative paper board collar gilt with silver leaf, in original frame

Dimensions

360 x 448 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.567

Copyright

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

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