Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sun and Gray Sea, Small Point, Maine

Artist:
John Marin (American, Rutherford, New Jersey 1870–1953 Cape Split, Maine)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Watercolor, chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
14 5/8 x 17 1/4 in. (37.1 x 43.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.142
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right, in watercolor): Marin 28
the artist (from 1928; to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (probably 1930–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

An American Place. "John Marin: 50 New Water Colors," December 15, 1929–January 30, 1930, no catalogue (checklist no. 16).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "John Marin: Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Etchings," October 19–November 22, 1936, no. 110.

An American Place. "Beyond All 'Isms': 20 Selected Marins, 1908–1938," October 15–November 21, 1939, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Feininger, Kuhn, Kuniyoshi, Marin and Nordfeldt," February 24–April 29, 1956, no catalogue.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "John Marin / 1870–1953: A Centennial Exhibition," July 7–August 30, 1970, no. 76 (as "Sun and Grey Sea, Small Point, Maine, Series No. 16").

San Francisco. M. H. de Young Memorial Museum. "John Marin / 1870–1953: A Centennial Exhibition," September 20–November 7, 1970, no. 76.

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. "John Marin / 1870–1953: A Centennial Exhibition," November 28, 1970–January 3, 1971, no. 76.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "John Marin / 1870–1953: A Centennial Exhibition," February 18–March 28, 1971, no. 76.

Washington. National Collection of Fine Arts. "John Marin / 1870–1953: A Centennial Exhibition," April 23–June 6, 1971, no. 76.

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

"Two Marin Shows—Glackens, Schary." New York Times (October 22, 1939), p. 137.

Sheldon Reich. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné. Tucson, 1970, vol. 2, p. 602, fig. 28.75.

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. 184, 274, no. 160, ill. (color).



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