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Campanile San Pietro, Venice

A work made of etching with drypoint, selectively wiped, on ivory japanese paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of etching with drypoint, selectively wiped, on ivory japanese paper.

Date:

1907

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Campanile San Pietro, Venice

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 1907

Medium

Etching with drypoint, selectively wiped, on ivory Japanese paper

Inscriptions

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"

Dimensions

Plate: 17.2 × 12.9 cm (6 13/16 × 5 1/8 in.); Sheet: 29.5 × 20.2 cm (11 5/8 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.917

Copyright

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

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