Watercolor on thick wove paper
22.9 x 29.8 cm (9 x 11 3/4 in.)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 1937.514
© Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
In 1915, Marin bought a small island off the coast of Small Point Harbor, Maine.
By 1919, Marin was a summer regular in Maine where he continued to find inspiration for his experiments in watercolor. This composition focuses on an evergreen tree, which he often highlighted as a symbol of steadfastness amid a harsh and changing environment. Unusually realistic in terms of palette, Marin nevertheless played with the abstract shapes of the rising hill, horizon, and sea in this composition.
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