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Downtown, the El, 1921

  • John Marin, American, 1870 - 1953
  • Alfred Stieglitz, American, 1864-1946

Etching printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Plate: 6 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (17.5 × 22.5 cm) Sheet: 11 1/8 × 15 3/8 inches (28.3 × 39.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund

49.275

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Abstraction
  • Pedestrians
  • Architecture
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Skyscrapers
  • Vehicles
  • Elevated railroad
  • Cityscape
  • Etching
  • New york

Signed in plate, lower right: Marin In pencil, lower left: John Marin

Watermark: J WHAT(MAN) HAND MADE

Inscribed in pencil, lower left: (1-30) Dated, lower right: 21

1949-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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

John Marin, Downtown, the El, 1921, etching printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund, 49.275.