Lost Lake, Yosemite
Expressive design was always at the heart of Marguerite Zorach’s art. Basing her imagery on some firsthand sketches (in this case made on a trip to Yosemite in 1920), Zorach preferred to work away from her original motifs in nature to achieve a composition independent of direct observation. Employing a decorative approach—with formal patterns and non-naturalistic colors—in a number of media, she initially was best known for her hand-sewn pictorial tapestries, for which her watercolors sometimes served as preparatory designs.
- Artist: Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887-1968
- Medium: Watercolor over graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured, wove paper
- Dates: 1920
- Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 13 5/8 in. (25.6 x 34.6 cm) Frame: 18 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. (45.7 x 61 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed in pen and brown ink at bottom right: "M. ZORACH / 1920"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 45.122
- Credit Line: Gift of Ettie Stettheimer
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Marguerite Thompson Zorach (American, 1887-1968). Lost Lake, Yosemite, 1920. Watercolor over graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured, wove paper, 10 1/16 x 13 5/8 in. (25.6 x 34.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ettie Stettheimer, 45.122
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)