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Sunday on the Reefs

Marsden Hartley

American Art

The Great Depression imposed severe emotional and financial hardships on many people, including Hartley, who in 1935 was living on sixty cents a day. Relief came when a patron sent the exhausted painter to Bermuda, where the tropical atmosphere revived his flagging spirits. There he concentrated on fish and floral still-life subjects

MEDIUM Oil on composition board
DATES 1935-1936
DIMENSIONS 16 x 12in. (40.6 x 30.5cm) Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (57.2 x 47 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Marsden Hartley, Yale University Committee on Intellectual Property
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CAPTION Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943). Sunday on the Reefs, 1935-1936. Oil on composition board, 16 x 12in. (40.6 x 30.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.15. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.15_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.11.15_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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