Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 177

Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
From the Brooklyn Bridge, New York.

Watercolor, gouache and pencil on thick, textured wove paper, circa 1930. 290x387 mm; 11 1/2x15 1/2 inches. Signed in watercolor on the building facade, center right recto. Arches France watermark.

Provenance: Estate of Patrick Roberts, founder of the American Museum of Industry and Technology, Inc., New Preston, Connecticut; private collection, Florida.

There are similar compositions by Marin (1870-1953), this was a subject he returned to on multiple occasions over several decades, including The Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 1922, now in the Art Institute of Chicago, and From the Bridge N.Y.C, opaque and transparent watercolor with charcoal and collage on wove paper, 1933, now in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, both of which also incorporate the Brooklyn Bridge cables, the red sun upper left and the horse-drawn cart lower right. There is also the etching, Brooklyn Bridge--On the Bridge, No. 1, 1944 (Zigrosser 163), which incorporates many of the same compositional elements.