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.
The artist [1870-1953]; his estate; by inheritance to his son, John C. Marin, Jr. [1914-1988], Cape Split, Maine; gift 1986 to NGA.
- Extended loan for use by Vice President Joseph Biden in his office, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 2009-2011.
- Reich, Sheldon. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné. Tucson, 1970: no. 31.27.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 232, repro.