Lost Lake, Yosemite
Marguerite Thompson Zorach
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.
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)
Frame: 18 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. (45.7 x 61 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed in pen and brown ink at bottom right: "M. ZORACH / 1920"
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Gift of Ettie Stettheimer
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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. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.122.jpg)
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