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Reginald Marsh Art

American, 1898-1954

Reginald Marsh was born in Paris, France, in 1898. His family returned to the U.S. in 1900, settling in New Jersey. The Marsh family moved to New Rochelle, New York, in 1914, where Reginald attended the Riverview Military Academy until 1915. Marsh spent his senior year at the Lawrenceville School where he drew for the school's annual. Marsh then attended Yale School of Art in 1916–20 where he became the star illustrator for The Yale Record and, later, its art editor. In his newspaper work Marsh exhibited a graphic skill and a gift for pictorial humor.

On graduating from Yale in 1920, Marsh moved to New York City where he supported himself as a freelance illustrator for newspapers and magazines, such as Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar. In 1922, Marsh became a staff artist for The Daily News, first drawing city life and then a column of vaudeville illustrations. When The New Yorker began in 1925, Marsh became a staff member, contributing through 1931. These illustration jobs provided Marsh with a good income and a great amount of free time, which allowed him to study painting at the Art Students League on and off through the 1920s with Kenneth Hayes Miller, John Sloan and George Luks. When Marsh began to paint in earnest in 1923, he joined the Whitney Studio Club, where he had one-man exhibitions in 1924 and 1928.

In the early 1920s Marsh made his first trip to Coney Island on a project for Vanity Fair. He was instantly drawn to the raucous environment of extremes, capturing the boardwalks, beaches and sideshows in his sketchbooks. Marsh often remained in New York for the summer to spend time at Coney Island. The rest of the year Marsh painted industrial subjects. He also enjoyed recording the physical and social life of a newly commercialized city, focusing on taxi-dance halls, burlesque, Coney Island, subways and the Bowery.

In 1929 Marsh took a studio near Union Square in New York where he remained for most of his life, roaming the streets with his sketchbook. The same sketches he worked up for his newspaper and magazine illustrations found their way into his paintings.

The 1930s and 1940s were very successful for Marsh. He exhibited in most of the annual exhibitions of contemporary American art at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1924–54), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (1932–57), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1932–52), the Art Institute of Chicago (1928–49) and the National Academy of Design (1927–49). He also had many one-man exhibitions at the Frank K. Rehn Galleries in New York.

Marsh began teaching at the Art Students League in 1935 where he soon became one of the most popular teachers. In the spring of 1954, Marsh was chosen to receive the gold medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, an extremely high award in the American cultural world.

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Artist: Reginald Marsh
The "Cannonball", Locomotive Watercolor by Reginald Marsh
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Reginald Marsh, American (1898 - 1954) Title: The "Cannonball" Year: 1936 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed, titled, and dated l.r. Size: 16.5 in. x 22.5 in. (41.91 cm x 57...
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1930s American Impressionist Reginald Marsh Art

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Watercolor

Water Sports - Coney Island Nude Swimmers and Nude Bathers
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Miami, FL
Presented in a good broad craved and antiqued giltwood frame in the Spanish Baroque style. Each corner boldly carved with a stylized anthemion mantled by foliate scrolls. Signed and ...
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1940s Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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India Ink, Watercolor

Reginald Marsh Oil on Board Painting Untitled (Lady in Red), Dated 1950
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
A woman in a bright red dress walks down a New York Street carrying a green hat box. Provenance: HM Levis Gallery Private collection, New York
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1950s Reginald Marsh Art

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Oil, Board

ACROBATS
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. ACROBATS. Ink, gouache, and pastel on paper, 1922. Signed, lower right. c. 18 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches; framed to 28 x 23 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. In excellent condition.
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1920s Reginald Marsh Art

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Pastel, Ink, Gouache

"Manhattan Bridge" NYC American Scene Modernism Watercolor WPA Urban Realism
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh "Manhattan Bridge" NYC American Scene Modernism Watercolor WPA Urban Realism, 20 x 14 inches. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 1938. Signed lower right. Housed in a stu...
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1930s American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

FAN DANCE AT JIMMY KELLY'S
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. FAN DANCE AT JIMMY KELLY"S. S.161. Etching, 1936. Inscribed "Fifty Proofs" (only 20 were printed) and signed in pencil, and also initialed and dated in the plate. Pr...
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1930s Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

RUE ST. JACQUES
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald (American, 1898-1954) RUE ST. JACQUES. S.5 Lithograph, 1928. Edition of 36 per Sasowsky, citing Marsh's notebook, but inscribed, lower left, "35 Proofs," and signed i...
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1920s Reginald Marsh Art

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Alkyd, Lithograph

SUBWAY - THREE PEOPLE
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. SUBWAY - THREE PEOPLE. S. 149. Etching, 1934. 9 x 7 inches; 228 x 178 mm. Numbered "10b," and signed in pencil "Reginald Marsh (F.M.)" by the artist's widow, Felici...
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1930s Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Reginald Marsh " Drum Majorette "
By Reginald Marsh
Located in San Francisco, CA
C.20th Century Reginald Marsh Engraving " Drum Majorette " 1940 on Woven paper
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20th Century Reginald Marsh Art

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Handmade Paper

Lower Manhattan Skyline
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Dated, signed, dated, and inscribed lower right: MAY 23 1932 Reginald Marsh ’32 / WC 32-10
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20th Century American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Watercolor

Grand Tier and the Met
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Grand Tier at the Met Etching, 1939 From: Reginald Marsh, Thirty Etchings and Engravings Published by the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969 Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney edit...
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1930s American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Gaiety Burlesk
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Gaiety Burlesque Etching, 1930 Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney edition); Numbered in pencil lower left; Blind stamp of the Whitney Museum (WM) lower right Edition: 114, regular ed...
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1930s American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Woman in Blue Dress
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated lower right: Reginald Marsh – / 1947
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20th Century American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Pastel, Watercolor

Water Sports - Nude Swimmers and Bathers at Coney Island
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Miami, FL
Historically, academic artists have always featured the central figures in their composition in a prominent light with the background figures being darker. In water sports, Reginal...
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1940s Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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India Ink, Watercolor

Switch Engines, Erie Yards, Jersey City, Stone No. 3
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Switch Engines, Erie Yards, Jersey City, Stone No. 3, lithograph, 1948, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Sasowsky 30, only state, from the edition...
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1940s American Impressionist Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

Reginald Marsh "Brooklyn Bridge" NYC Modernism WPA Mid-Century Watercolor Modern
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh "Brooklyn Bridge" NYC Modernism WPA Mid-Century Watercolor Modern Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) Brooklyn Bridge, 1940, Signed and dated Reginald Marsh May 1940...
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1940s American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Paper, Watercolor

The Barker
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
The Barker Etching, 1931 Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney edition) Numbered in pencil lower left Blind stamp of the Whitney Museum (WM) lower right From: Reginald Marsh, Thirty Etc...
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1930s Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Steeplechase Swings
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
“Steeplechase Swings” is an etching created by Reginald Marsh in 1935. Initialed and dated in the plate, signed and inscribed “”2/75” in pencil. Steeplechase Park was one of three e...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Peoples Follies
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Peoples Follies Etching, 1938 Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney edition) Signed with the Whitney Museum blindstamp lower right corner (see photo) Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney ...
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1930s American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

'2nd Avenue El' — 1930s New York City
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Reginald Marsh, '2nd Avenue El', etching, 1930, edition 19 final-state, lifetime impressions; 100 Whitney, 1969; Sasowsky 93. Unsigned as published; numbered '10/100' in pencil. A s...
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1930s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Woman Walking
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil and Ink on Gessoed Board Signature: Signed Lower Right
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1950s Reginald Marsh Art

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Gesso, Ink, Oil, Board

Two Women Walking
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
A double sided painting. An urban realist painter of New York City genre, Reginald Marsh devoted his career to depicting people going about their everyday business including Bower...
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Mid-20th Century Reginald Marsh Art

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Oil, Board

Summer at the Pier
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower left: R. MARSH
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20th Century American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Masonite, Oil

Merry-Go-Round
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower left: Reginald Marsh 1950
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20th Century American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Oil

Irving Place Burlesk
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Irving Place Burlesque Etching, 1930 Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney edition) Numbered in pencil lower left Blind stamp of the Whitney Museum (WM) lower right From: Reginald Marsh...
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1930s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Tug Boat in New York Harbor
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Signed in the screen lower right Reference: Reba and Dave Williams, American Screenprints from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (S. l.: Washburn Press, 1991), illustration n...
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1940s Reginald Marsh Art

Girl in Fur Jacket Reading Tabloid
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Storrs, CT
1940. Etching. Sasowsky catalog 205 state vi. 12 x 6 (sheet 15 9/16 x 13 1/8). Proof #81 from the 1969 posthumous edition of 100 for the Whitney Museum (there were about 16 lifetime...
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1940s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

THE BOWERY - UPRIGHT
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. THE BOWERY - UPRIGHT. S.26. Lithograph, 1932. Edition of 21, signed and numbered 3/21 in pencil. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, 241 x 184 mm (image), Chine colle to a sheet 1...
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1930s Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

Pennsylvania Rail Road Loco Waiting to be Junked
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1896-1954), Pennsylvania Rail Road Loco Waiting to be Junked, 1932, etching, signed in pencil lower right and numbered “12” lower left. Reference: Sasowsky 130, fift...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Skyline from Pier 10, Brooklyn
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Skyline from Pier 10, Brooklyn, etching, 1931, signed in pencil [also signed in the plate]. Reference: Sasowsky 129. First state (of 4). In very good cond...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

BOWERY
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. BOWERY. S.54. Etching, 1928. A proof, one of only four, from the 5th State of 7. This proof is numbered "9" (there was one proof in each of the first three states,...
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Early 20th Century Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

DISCUSSION or AT THE BASE OF UNION SQ. WASH STATUE.
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. DISCUSSION or AT THE BASE OF UNION SQ. WASH STATUE. Sasowsky 152. Etching, 1934. Signed in pencil. There was no edition; the number printed is unknown, but likely o...
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1930s Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

St. Jean de Luz
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), St. Jean de Luz, lithograph, c. 1928, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed “40 proofs” lower left [also signed in the plate lower left], printed on ...
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1920s Expressionist Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

LONG ISLAND CITY
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. LONG ISLAND CITY. Watercolor and graphite on paper, 1929. Titled "Long Island City" and signed and dated, lower right. 14 x 20 inches, 356 x 508 mm. The image depict...
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1920s Reginald Marsh Art

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Watercolor

TWO GIRLS IN SUBWAY
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. TWO GIRLS IN SUBWAY. S.58. Etching, 1928. Printed on cream-colored wove paper, with a watermark, upper left. One of only two proofs of the third state recorded ...
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1920s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Erie RR and Factories
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Erie RR and Factories, etching and engraving, 1930, signed in pencil lower right and numbered (10) lower left [also signed and dated in the plate]. Refere...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Engraving, Drypoint, Etching

Merry-Go-Round
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Merry-Go-Round, etching and engraving, 1938, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed Forty Proofs lower left, [also signed in the plate lower left and...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Engraving, Etching

Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan, Cityscape Watercolor by Reginald Marsh
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Reginald Marsh, American (1898 - 1954) Title: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan II Year: 1938 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed and dated l.r. Size: 14 in. x 20 in. (35.5...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Watercolor

Tatoo-Shave-Haircut
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1934), Tattoo-Shave-Haircut, etching, 1932. Signed, titled (“Tattoo-Haircut-Shave”), dedicated (“for Arnold Newman”), and annotated (“Fourth State. First of Two ...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Flying Concellos
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Flying Concellos, etching, 1936, signed in pencil lower right and annotated “40 Proofs” lower left. Reference: Sasowsky 163, fourth state (of 4). In excel...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Locomotive, Train Watercolor by Reginald Marsh
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Reginald Marsh, American (1898 - 1954) Title: Locomotive Year: 1932 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed and dated l.r. Size: 14 in. x 20 in. (35.56 cm x 50.8 cm) Frame Size: ...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Watercolor

Merry-Go-Round, 1930
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Merry-Go-Round, etching, 1930, signed in pencil lower right and numbered "24" lower left. In very good condition, with margins (cut irregularly,...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Irving Place Burlesque, lithograph, 1928
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Irving Place Burlesque, lithograph, 1928, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed 25 proofs lower left margin [also signed and dated in the plate upper...
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1920s American Impressionist Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

Two Models on a Bed
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Two Models on a Bed, lithograph, 1928, signed and inscribed “15 proofs” [also initialed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Sasowsky 9, only state, from t...
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1920s American Impressionist Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

Irving Place Burlesk
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Irving Place Burlesk, etching, 1929, signed in pencil lower right and numbered (18) lower left. Reference: Sasowsky 75, third state (of 3). In very good c...
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1920s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Coney Island Beach #1
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Storrs, CT
Coney Island Beach #1. 1939. Engraving. Sasowsky catalog 191 state ii. 9 3/4 x 12 (sheet 11 1/2 x 13 7/8). Edition of 17-lifetime impressions printed by Marsh in 1939 as noted by Sas...
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1930s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Art

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Engraving

Fan Dance at Jimmy Kelly’s
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Fan Dance at Jimmy Kelly’s, etching, 1936, signed and inscribed 50 proofs (only 24 known printed) [also with the initials and date in the plate lower left...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Opera Box
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Opera Box, 1936, engraving, signed, numbered and annotated in pencil (State II 4/5, “to Dolsy and Eddie”); one of only 11 proofs. Reference: Sasowsky 162,...
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1930s Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Engraving

East Tenth Street Jungle
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), East Tenth Street Jungle, 1934, etching, signed and annotated “Second Proof, First State”, in pencil [also initialed and dated in the plate]. Reference: S...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

HUBER'S MUSEUM
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. HUBER'S MUSEUM. S.14. Lithograph, 1928. Edition of 36 impressions, according to Sasowsky, but inscribed "35 proofs, and signed in pencil. 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches, 222 ...
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1920s Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

Jersey City Landscape
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1896-1954), Jersey City Landscape, etching and engraving, 1939, signed in pencil lower right [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Sasowsky 187, third stat...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Engraving, Etching

Tank Car Rail
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Tank Car Rail, 1929, etching, signed lower right and numbered 15 lower left margin [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Sasowsky 86, fifth sta...
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1920s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Marsh, Reginald. TWO MODELS ON A BED
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. TWO MODELS ON A BED. Lithograph, 1928 (Sasowsky 9). 9 1/16" x 10 5/8." Signed in pencil and annotated "15 proofs." Only state. Excellent condition. Marsh's early lit...
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1920s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Art

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Lithograph

OPERA BOX
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. OPERA BOX. EnGraving, 1936 (Sasowsky 162). 6 7/8" x 4 15/16." Signed in pencil. First state proof, before added shading and modeling (Sasowsky records this one pr...
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1930s Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

Chicken Ride
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Chicken Ride Pen and ink on paper, c. 1940 Unsigned Annotated by the artist with his color intentions Preliminary study for "Chicken Ride," watercolor, 1940, in the collection of Mr...
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1940s American Modern Reginald Marsh Art

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Ink

Loco-Erie Watering
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Loco-Erie Watering, 1929, etching, signed in pencil lower right, and numbered (16) lower left. Reference: Sasowsky 85, fourth state (of 4). On Whatman pap...
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1920s American Realist Reginald Marsh Art

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Etching

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