Lower Manhattan from the East River

1944

John Marin, American, b. Rutherford, New Jersey, 1870–1953

Oil on canvas, 22 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (56.2 x 71.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation and Lily Harmon, 1979-80

Accession Number: 80.144

Provenance:
Downtown Gallery, New York, to 28 February 1953
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 28 February 1953-1 May 1956
Lily Harmon, 1 May 1956-1980
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation and Lily Harmon, 1979-80

Exhibition History:
AN AMERICAN PLACE, New York. John Marin, 30 November 1945-17 January 1946, no. 9 (as New York from Brooklyn: A Phase).
DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. Marin--New York, 10 August-3 September 1948, no. 29.
MUNSON-WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica. John Marin, 2-30 December 1951, no. 38.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, New York. John Marin, 1870-1953. 15 January-14 February 1954, no. 29.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (Festival of the Creative Arts), Waltham, Massachusetts. Three Collections, 1-17 June 1955, no. 29.
EXHIBITS USA, Kansas City, Missouri (frame only; touring exhibition). The Frame in America: 1860-1960, 21 January-14 December 1999.

Published References:
REICH, SHELDON. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols. (Tucson: University of Arizona, 1970), no. 44.13, ill. p. 732.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism