Small Point, Maine Signed and dated "Marin 22" l.r., identified on labels from Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., and Sid Deutsch Gallery, all New York, and Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, all affixed to an encapsulated mat board on the frame backing paper. Watercolor on paper, 26 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (67.9 x 55.2 cm), framed. Condition: Minor toning, tack holes to corners, subtle rippling, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Lisa Marie Marin, granddaughter of the artist, New York; Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York; Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York; Owings-Dewey Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York; Private collection; Sotheby's, New York, November 28, 2007, Lot 68; Private Collection; Christie's New York, Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, May 18, 2011, Lot 132; acquired by the present owners from the above.
Literature: Sheldon Reich, John Marin: a Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1970), Vol. II, cat. 22.95, p. 512.
N.B. An earlier auction catalog listing states that this watercolor is titled on the reverse. Because of the current framing, this information was not confirmed. Estimate $30,000-50,000
Although the frame was not opened, the work is presented so that all the edges are visible. The sheet appears to be affixed at intervals along the perimeter of the reverse.
Framed dimensions are 32 1/2 x 27 5/8 in.
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