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Motive, Telephone Building, New York (recto); Downtown Manhattan (verso)

Artist:
John Marin (American, Rutherford, New Jersey 1870–1953 Cape Split, Maine)
Date:
1936
Medium:
Watercolor, ink, charcoal, and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
20 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. (51.1 x 66.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.155a, b
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right, in graphite and ink, overlapping): Marin 36
the artist (to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (possibly 1936–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fourteen American Masters: Paintings from Colonial Times to Today," October 16, 1958–January 4, 1959, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Two Hundred Years of Watercolor Painting in America: An Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the American Watercolor Society," December 8, 1966–January 29, 1967, no. 164.

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

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Selections and Transformations: The Art of John Marin," January 28–April 15, 1990, unnumbered cat. (fig. 152).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "John Marin's New York: 1910–1936," August 23–November 9, 1997, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 171.

Virgil Barker. "The Water Colors of John Marin." Arts 5 (February 1924), p. 69, ill.

Sheldon Reich. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné. Tucson, 1970, vol. 2, p. 679, fig. 36.18.

Martha Tedeschi and Kristi Dahm. John Marin's Watercolours: A Medium for Modernism. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 2010, p. 126, fig. 96.

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. 188, 276, no. 171, ill. (color, recto and verso).

Rachel Mustalish 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. 188-89.



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