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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Marin, American (Rutherford, NJ 1870 - 1953 Addison, Cape Split, ME)
Mt. Chocorua No. 1
Other Titles
Former Title: Mt. Chocorua
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States, New Hampshire
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Transparent and opaque watercolor and charcoal on heavy white wove paper
43.7 x 56 cm (17 3/16 x 22 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: dark blue watercolor at l.r.: Marin 26
  • exhibition label: backing board, paper, English: In ink [Stieglitz's hand]: No. 1--Mt. Chocorua-- White Mountains/ series 1926/ by John Marin/ Exhibition 1927.
  • exhibition label: backing board, paper: from the exhibition John Marin 1870-1953
  • exhibition label: backing board, paper, English
  • exhibition label: backing board, paper: Exhibition of Watercolors-- Homer, Sargent and Marin. 4/18- 6/11/47
  • exhibition label: backing board, paper, English: Masters of American Watercolor, 10/15- 11/20/49
  • exhibition label: backing board, paper, English: no. 54.1.3a-x
  • inscription: verso, u.l., graphite, English: No. 7
  • inscription: verso, center, charcoal, English: I
  • inscription: former backboard, graphite: Mt Chocorua White Mts / No 1 Series 1926 / John Marin
  • inscription: former backboard, graphite: Mt Chocorua - White Mts. / No. 1 Series 1926 / John Marin
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, William M. Prichard Memorial Fund
© Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Sheldon Reich, John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ, 1970), vol. II, no. 26.27, reproduced in b/w

Donelson F. Hoopes, American Watercolor Painting, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1977), ill. p. 159, p. 148

Rackstraw Downes, ed., Fairfield Porter: Art in its Own Terms, Taplinger Publishing Company (New York, NY, 1979), no. 45, reproduced in b/w p. 212

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, fig. 19, reproduced in color p. 35

Modern Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan, 1999), cat. no. 42, repr. (color)

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., "American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950", American Art Review (April 2006), XVIII, no. 2, pp. 88-93, repr. p. 89

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist, repr. (n.p.)

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, Intimate Gallery, 1927, Intimate Gallery, New York, 11/09/1927 - 12/11/1927

An Exhibition of American Art, Harvard Cooperative Society, Cambridge, 02/19/1929 - 03/15/1929

Unidentified Exhibition, Princeton University, 1931, Princeton University, Princeton, 12/28/1931 - 02/01/1932

Watercolors by 12 Americans, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, 05/22/1933 - 06/26/1933

Five Americans, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 05/19/1934 - 06/19/1934

Unidentified Exhibition, Lawrence College, 1935, Lawrence University, Appleton, 03/01/1935 - 04/30/1935

Unidentified Exhibition, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1935, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, 10/14/1935 - 11/16/1935

Unidentified Exhibition, Fine Arts Guild, 1935, Fine Arts Guild, Cambridge, 11/29/1935 - 12/07/1935

American Watercolors from the Museum's Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/01/1936 - 02/29/1936

Ten American Watercolor Painters, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/15/1939 - 05/07/1939

Unidentified Exhibition, Institute of Modern Art, 1945, Institute of Modern Art (now Institute of Contemporary Art), Boston, 05/09/1945 - 07/24/1945

American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, Tate Britain, London, 06/01/1946 - 07/01/1946

Exhibition of Water Colors: Homer, Sargent, Marin, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, 04/18/1947 - 06/11/1947

Masters of American Watercolor, Wellesley College Museum of Art, Wellesley, 10/18/1949 - 11/20/1949

[John Marin], Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 05/01/1951 - 05/31/1951

[Expressionism Exhibition], Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 11/01/1952 - 01/04/1953

[Marin Retrospective], Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 01/19/1954 - 02/15/1954

150th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Old Man of the Mountains, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, 07/15/1955 - 09/15/1955

John Marin 1870 - 1953, University of Arizona, Tucson, 02/09/1963 - 03/10/1963

Unidentified Exhibition, Lincoln Laboratory, 1965, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, 05/20/1965 - 07/20/1965

Watercolors from the Fogg: An Historical Collection, St. Paul's School, Concord, 10/12/1971 - 11/20/1971

The American Landscape, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, 11/15/1973 - 12/30/1973

The Harvard Society for Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/29/1992 - 03/07/1993

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006

American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013

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