Movement No. 1 (Provincetown)

Marsden Hartley, American, 1877 - 1943


Oil on beaver board

20 x 15 13/16 inches (50.8 x 40.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 50, Modern and Contemporary Art, ground floor

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Credit Line:
The Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949

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With its bowlike sail swaying atop a coiled hull, Movement No. 1 is one of a series of abstract compositions inspired by the ships coming in and out of the harbor in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where Marsden Hartley spent the summer of 1916.

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