"La Fenêtre, Venezia (Window, Venice)," 1907, etching by John Marin.
Signed lower right, below image: John Marin
Exhibition Label from The Collector's Eye (2014):
La Fenêtre, Venezia (Window, Venice), 1907
John Marin (1872–1953), American
Max. B. and Lalla B. Arnstein Collection, 19188.8.131.52
Though best known for his modern abstract landscapes and watercolors, John Marin started his art career as an engraver. While studying and working in Europe from 1905–10, he joined family in Venice and etched twenty views of the city, including this street scene.
Venice was foreign and exotic, but also a safe urban haunt, making it popular as subject matter and a destination for tourists and artists. Praised by critics for their “rapid, nervous, passionate” line, the Venice etchings launched Marin’s career, and were among the first works he sold.
|Title||La Fenetre, Venezia (Window, Venice)|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Technique||etching | intaglio|
|Dimensions||H-8.875 W-6.75 inches|
|Credit line||Max B. and Lalla B. Arnstein Collection|