Log Jam, Penobscot Bay, 1940-1941

  • Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943

Oil on masonite

  • Unframed: 30 1/16 × 40 7/8 inches (76.4 × 103.8 cm)
  • 37 3/4 × 47 3/4 × 2 1/4 inches (95.9 × 121.3 × 5.7 cm)

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill

44.5

On View

  • Modern N2DD

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Water
  • Oil
  • Log
  • Masonite (tm)
  • Bays (bodies of water)
  • Trees
  • Barrels (containers)
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Penobscot bay

Signed and dated, lower right: MH | 40-41

Paul Rosenberg and Company (New York, New York, USA). 1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Marsden Hartley. Exh. cat., The Macbeth Gallery. New York, 1942, no. 17. Marsden Hartley/Lyonel Feininger. Exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1944, p. 87 (ill.). Valentiner, William R. “ Log Jam, by Marsden Hartley.” Bulletin of the DIA 23, 4 (January 1944): 33 (ill. b & w). Phillips, Duncan. "Marsden Hartley." Magazine of Art 37 (March 1944): p. 85. Marsden Hartley. Exh. cat., The Arts Club of Chicago. Chicago, 1956, no. 4. 25 Years of American Painting, 1933-1958. Exh. cat., Palazzo Reale. Naples, 1959, cat. 32. 20th Century American Painting. Exh. cat., The Grand Rapids Art Museum. Grand Rapids, 1967, no. 12 (ill.). Hartley: Painter Poet. Exh. cat., The Fisher Galleries of Art. Los Angeles, 1968, no. 101. Marsden Hartley. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1970, cat. 93. Landscape in Maine, 1820-1970. Exh. cat., The Colby College Art Museum. Waterville, ME, 1970, p. 80 (ill.). Mendelowitz, D. M. A History of American Art. New York, 1970, p. 398 (fig. 538). Henshaw, Julia. The Detroit Institute of Arts: A Visitor’s Guide. Detroit, 1995, p. 280 (ill.). Wilkin, Karen, Stephen Bennett Phillips, and Charles H. Sawyer. Degas to Matisse: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., The Phillips Collection. Washington, D.C., 2000. Burdan, Amanda C. Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City. Exh. cat., Brandywine River Museum of Art. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2016, pp. 23-24 (fig. 14). Marsden Hartley's Maine. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2017, p. 116, fig. 98 (as Logjam, Penobscot Bay).

Marsden Hartley, Log Jam, Penobscot Bay, 1940-1941, oil on Masonite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill, 44.5.