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JOHN MARIN Cityscape and Bridge Study.
Pencil on cream wove paper, 1913. 200x250 mm; 7 7/8x9 7/8 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left recto.
Provenance: (with) Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, with the ink stamp verso; private collection, Atlanta.
Drawing similarities between the works of Marin (1870-1953) and his contemporaries with that of the Photo-Secessionists, led by Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), the George Eastman House, Rochester, mounted the exhibition, "Photo-Secession: Photography as a Fine Art" from October 15, 1960 to January 15, 1961. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York holds two Marin works on paper that appeared, uncredited, in this exhibition.
Stieglitz had first shown Marin's (1870-1953) work at his New York gallery, 291, in 1910 and continued to do so throughout Stieglitz's career. The two remained close friends (Marin served as a witness to the Stieglitz's marriage to Georgia O'Keeffe), and shared an interest in depicting urban New York, often influencing each other's works.