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Inscription

lower left: Marin 31; upper left reverse: (Old Swedish Church, New Castle, Delaware) 1931 / 18 x 14 SR#174[the "174" crossed out] / SR31.27; upper right reverse: NBM 2/21/84; lower right reverse: You have [illegible, possibly "got"] to / give the object / of your concept.

Provenance

The artist; his estate; by inheritance to his son, John C. Marin, Jr. [1914-1988], Cape Split, Maine; gift 1986 to NGA.

Exhibition History
2009
Extended loan for use by Vice President Joseph Biden in his office, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 2009-2011.
Bibliography
1970
Reich, Sheldon. John Marin: Part I, A Stylistic Analysis; Part II, Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Tucson, 1970:, no. 31.27.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 232, repro.