Circus Forms, 1934

  • John Marin, American, 1870 - 1953

Oil on canvas

  • Framed: Unframed: 29 × 36 1/4 inches (73.7 × 92.1 cm)

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill

69.307

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Clown
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Nude
  • United states
  • Horse

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right: Marin 34

Provenance

1934, An American Place; 1935, The Downtown Gallery; 1935-1969, Robert H. Tannahill (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1969-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

John Marin. Exh. cat., An American Place. New York, 1934, no. 22. American Magazine of Art 28 (1935): p. 669 (ill.). Benson, E.M. John Marin: The Man and his Work. Washington, D.C., 1935, p. 96, no. 48 (ill.). John Marin: Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Etchings. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1936, pp. 33-34, no. 178 (ill.). Helm, MacKinley. John Marin. Boston, 1948, p. 72 (pl. H). John Marin: Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonne. Tucson, 1970, Vol. 1, p. 230; Vol. 2, p. 34 (ill.). Fine, Ruth. John Marin. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1990, pp. 256-258.

Rights Status

© 2005 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

John Marin, Circus Forms, 1934, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill, 69.307.