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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.296
People
John Marin, American (Rutherford, NJ 1870 - 1953 Addison, Cape Split, ME)
Frame by John Marin, American (Rutherford, NJ 1870 - 1953 Addison, Cape Split, ME)
Title
The Cove, Cape Split, Maine
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1936
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/101462
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, gouache, and black chalk on off-white wove paper mounted to board
Dimensions
39.2 x 52.5 cm (15 7/16 x 20 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r., black ink: Marin 36
  • gallery label: printed and typed: THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY 32 E. 51st St., New York / ARTIST: JOHN MARIN NO: 3617 / TITLE: THE COVE, CAPE SPLIT--MAINE DATE: 1936 / MEDIUM: WATERCOLOR SIZE: 20 5/8 X 15 1/2 [S.P. number is whited out]
  • inscription: On verso, in graphite: "green as in pasture" or "green as in picture"
Provenance
Possibly [The Downtown Gallery, New York, New York]. Herbert and Mildred Lee, Boston, Massachusetts, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Lee in honor of James Cuno
Copyright
© Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.296
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Sheldon Reich, John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ, 1970), vol. 2, no. 36.40, repr. p. 683

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2002-2003 (Cambridge, MA, 2004), repr. p. 18

Debra Bricker Balken, John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury, exh. cat., Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2011), pp. 14, 22-23, 98, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

John Marin Retrospective Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 01/14/1962 - 02/11/1962

John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 06/23/2011 - 10/09/2011

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