About this artwork
A principal innovation of Whistler’s Venice etchings was the manipulation of surface ink to create different atmospheric effects in every impression; the same plate could be printed to appear nocturnal, bathed in mist, or animated by dazzling sunlight. Marin shared with the older artist a “delight in the surface intangibles of light and movement,” employing tonal veils of ink in his printmaking almost from the beginning and improvising with subtractive wiping techniques of his own.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- John Marin
- Campanile San Pietro, Venice
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1907
- Etching with drypoint, selectively wiped, on ivory Japanese paper
- Signed, recto, lower right, in graphite: "John Marin"; lower left, in the plate: Marin 07"; inscribed, lower right, in the plate: "Campanille Sa Pitra/ Venezia"
- Plate: 17.2 × 12.9 cm (6 13/16 × 5 1/8 in.); Sheet: 29.5 × 20.2 cm (11 5/8 × 8 in.)
- Alfred Stieglitz Collection
- © 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York