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Inscription

upper center on canvas over top stretcher bar reverse: SR 44.15 Mrs. John Marin - ca. 1944; upper right on canvas over top stretcher bar reverse: NBM 1/13/84; center of canvas reverse: Property of / John Marin / Jr.

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
1944
John Marin: Paintings - 1944, An American Place, New York, 1944-1945, no. 11, as Portrait: Mrs. John Marin.
Bibliography
1970
Reich, Sheldon. John Marin: Part I, A Stylistic Analysis; Part II, Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Tucson, 1970:, no. 44.15.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 233, repro.