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Still Life: Rope and Shells, 1936

  • Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943

Oil on academy board

  • Overall: 15 7/8 × 12 inches (40.3 × 30.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund



American Art before 1950

Signed, lower left: M. H.

1941-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

McCausland, Elizabeth. Marsden Hartley. Minneapolis, 1952, p. 70.

Marsden Hartley, Still Life: Rope and Shells, 1936, oil on academy board. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund, 41.87.