John Marin prints for sale

American, 1872-1953

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Bridge Over Canal, Amsterdam -  MARIN

Bridge Over Canal, Amsterdam
Etching, 1906, Zigrosser 13 (i/II); total edition about 30. 5 15/16 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb selectively-inked impression of the very rare first state. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (The side margins are 1/2" and the top and bottom measure 1" and 1 1/2" respectively. There's a deckle edge on all sides.) This outstanding early print shows the profound influence Whistler had on Marin's early work. Like Whistler and his Amsterdam etchings, Marin appreciated the uniqueness of every impression and applied the ink in such a dramatic way that no two impressions are quite the same. This becomes even more evident upon viewing other impressions from this plate found in museum collections including Colby College, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. This dynamic early work by Marin is extremely rare and is also a stellar expression of his march towards modernism.
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Bridge Over Canal, Amsterdam -  MARIN

Bridge Over Canal, Amsterdam
Etching, 1906, Zigrosser 13 (ii/II), edition 30. 5 15/16 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this lovely, rare work. The paper is a cream Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is excellent. Like Whistler and his Amsterdam etchings, Marin appreciated the uniqueness of every impression and applied the ink in such a dramatic way that no two impressions are exactly the same. We sold a rare first state of this print a couple of years ago and the inking was substantially different than this one. Other impressions are found at Colby College, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
$4,500

Brooklyn Bridge No. 6 (Swaying) -  MARIN

Brooklyn Bridge No. 6 (Swaying)
Etching, 1913, Zigrosser 112, only state. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. A fine, tonal impression of this landmark work from the year of the Armory Show. Full margins showing a deckle all around. Fine condition. This impression, showing a Van Gelder Zonen watermark, is one of several impressions printed for the New Republic Portfolio. The original edition of about 12 was published by Alfred Stieglitz at 291 Fifth Avenue, New York. (This first edition was printed on Whatman paper.) By far, most impressions of the Marin print included in the Portfolio are from Zigrosser plate 134, "Downtown, The El."
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Downtown, the El -  MARIN

Downtown, the El
Etching, 1921, Zigrosser 134, edition about 500. 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil lower left. A fine impression printed with tone. In very good condition apart from the upper left corner margin missing. The margins appear to be untrimmed. This impression was included in the New Republic Portfolio.
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Downtown, The El -  MARIN

Downtown, The El
Etching, 1921, Zigrosser 134, edition fewer than 500 as published in the New Republic portfolio. 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. The condition is excellent. According to Zigrosser, the total edition of the New Republic portfolio was probably about 500 impressions, but the Marin prints were divided between this and one other, Brooklyn Bridge No.6 (Swaying), Zigrosser 112. Zigrosser originally thought Z106 (Brooklyn Bridge and Lower New York) was the other print but he subsequently corrected himself. In any event, this print, Z134, is much more common and certainly quite desirable.
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Lobster Fisherman -  MARIN

Lobster Fisherman
Etching, 1948, Zigrosser 172, edition 125. 8 7/8 x 7 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This print was published with a Portfolio of Reproductions of Marin Drawings by Twin Editions, 1950. This is the fifth and published version of this subject.
$3,000

Notre Dame, Paris -  MARIN

Notre Dame, Paris
Etching, 1908, Zigrosser 79 (iv/V), edition about 30. 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression of the large, early work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The copper plate is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$3,500


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