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The Little Boat

Artist:
John Marin (American, Rutherford, New Jersey 1870–1953 Cape Split, Maine)
Date:
1914
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
16 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (41.9 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.109
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right, in watercolor): MARIN 14
the artist (to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (probably 1914–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

New York. 291. "Exhibition of Water Colors, Oil Paintings, Etchings, Drawings, Recent and Old by John Marin," February 23–March 26, 1915, no catalogue (checklist no. 31).

New York. An American Place. "Twenty-five Years of John Marin, 1908–1932: John Marin, 33 Watercolors," October 16–November 27, 1933, no catalogue (checklist no. 6).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "John Marin: Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Etchings," October 19–November 22, 1936, no. 19.

New York. An American Place. "Beginnings and Landmarks: "291," 1905–1917," October 27–December 27, 1937, no. 61.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Painters: A Special Exhibition of Oils, Water Colors and Drawings Selected from the Collections of American Art in the Metropolitan Museum," June 16–October 29, 1950, unnum. brochure (p. 15).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings and Watercolors by John Marin," February 3–March 19, 1981, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Drawings (1900–1950): Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 25, 2005–April 23, 2006, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 123.

Herbert J. Seligmann. "American Water Colours in Brooklyn." International Studio 74 (December 1921), p. CLIX.

Laurie Eglington. "Twenty-five Years of Marin Shown at an American Place." Art News 32 (October 28, 1933), p. 11.

Sheldon Reich. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné. Tucson, 1970, vol. 1, p. 194, fig. 165, vol. 2, p. 399, fig. 14.69.

Celeste Connor. Democratic Visions: Art and Theory of the Stieglitz Circle, 1924–1934. Berkeley, 2001, pp. xii, 87, 229, fig. 8.

Jessica Murphy in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 167, 268, no. 123, ill. (color).



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