Log Jam, Penobscot Bay

Marsden Hartley American, 1877-1943
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About the Artwork

Log Jam, Penobscot Bay

1940-1941

Marsden Hartley

1877-1943

American

Unknown

Oil on masonite

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

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American Art before 1950

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill

44.5

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

Provenance

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

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Published References

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).

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Credit Line for Reproduction

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

Log Jam, Penobscot Bay
Log Jam, Penobscot Bay