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Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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
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 Prints and Multiples

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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 Prints and Multiples

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Star Burlesk
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
This is an engraving by Reginald Marsh offered by CLAMP, New York. Star Burlesk 1933/1969 Engraving (Edition of 100) 15 x 13.5 inches
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1930s Contemporary Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Minsky's New Gotham Chorus
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
This is an engraving by Reginald Marsh of a group of performers. 1936/1969 15 x 13.5 inches Engraving (Edition of 100)
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1930s Contemporary Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1954 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1954 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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'A Morning in May' — 1930s Social Realism, New York City
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Reginald Marsh, 'A Morning in May', etching, 1936, edition 100 (Whitney, 1969), Sasowsky 169. Unsigned as published; numbered '89/100' in pencil. A superb, richly-inked impression, ...
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1930s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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'Locomotives Watering' — 1930s Social Realism
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Reginald Marsh, 'Erie R.R. Locos Watering (Locomotives Watering)', etching, 1934, edition 100 (Whitney, 1969), Sasowsky 155. Unsigned as published; numbered '68/100' in pencil. A su...
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1930s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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GIRL WALKING - PILLAR - SOLDIER
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald GIRL WALKING - PILLAR - SOLDIER. S. 219. Engraving, 1942. State II of II. One of two proofs in this State, annotated "State II, 1/2" and signed by Marsh in pencil. Sa...
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1940s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Tug Boat in New York Harbor
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Tug Boat in New York Harbor Screen print, c. 1942 Signed in the screen lower right (see photo) Condition: Excellent Image size: 16 x 20 inches Published by Li...
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1940s American Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Railroad, 1932, Reginald Marsh, Train, Lithograph, Metropolitan Museum of Art
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Wiscasset, ME
An urban realist painter, Marsh was born in Paris, France and began drawing as early as the age of three. His artistic studies were done at Yale University, the Art Student League in New York and in Paris. Marsh was a member of the National Academy, the Royal Society of Artists, London, the Southern Vermont Artists...
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1930s Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Gaeiety Burlesk
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Gaeiety Burlesk 1930/1969 Engraving (Edition of 100) 15 x 13.5 inches, sheet This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1930s Contemporary Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1953 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1950 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1952 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph is from the rare 1954 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1954 Spr...
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1950s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1953 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1953 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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original lithograph
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph is from the rare 1951 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1951 Spr...
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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 in pencil, lower right. 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 317 x 215 mm. (image). One of the series of lithographs...
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1920s Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Alkyd

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 usu...
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1930s American Modern Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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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 Prints and Multiples

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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.)" b...
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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 Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

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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Lithograph

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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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 da...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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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 co...
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1920s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

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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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 Prints and Multiples

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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 Prints”). Reference: Sasowsky 140. On cream wove paper. In very good condition, with small margins (as trimmed, slightly irregularly, by the artist) (slight foxing in margins), remains of prior hinging verso; 9 7/8 x 9 3/4, the sheet 10 15/16 x 10 5/8 inches; archival matting. A very fine rich black impression; we have not seen impressions of comparable quality on the market. Provenance: Estate of Arnold Newman. Arnold Newman (1918-2006) was one of the great 20th Century masters of photography, and a friend of many leading artists; it is appears that Marsh took special care in printing this impression for Newman. Sasowsky calls for 10 states of Tattoo-Shave, based largely on Marsh’s notes. But the states are not clearly delineated (e.g., his States 3 and 4, one proof each, are characterized by Marsh as “Engraving added”; no information is given for State 5). The design for the print was complete in the first state, and subsequent state changes were not, apparently, major. This impression does not appear to differ in etching lines from the final state impression shown in Sasowsky. Its inscription (as a Fourth State, by Marsh), as well as its rich inking and quality, attest to its being a proof before the edition (of about 34 impressions), but the state of this print (and, presumably of many of the other several proof impressions) cannot at this time be stated with confidence. Marsh printed this impression personally (we recall his famous answer to a question about the size of his editions: “Since I do practically all my own printing, I do not limit the edition. The buyer limits the edition – he rarely buys, I rarely print”). Tattoo-Shave-Haircut depicts a scene in the Bowery, a section of New York’s Lower East Side, during the Great Depression. The building and train structures in the top half of the print recall Piranesi’s Carceri...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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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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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 (Sas...
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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 Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

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 inscribed SC]. Reference: Sasowsky 179, fourth state (of 4). In good condition, with margins (a paper loss upper right corner well outside of the platemark, stains from prior hinging, notations in pencil lower margin edge). 10 x 8, the sheet 11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches. A very good impression, printed in black on a wove paper with a partial FRANCE watermark. Sasowsky notes that Marsh printed 15 impressions of this state (and only one or two of the prior states), and considered only 10 of the 15 valuable. His notation “Forty Proofs” is therefore surely an expression of a hoped-for edition size, as opposed to an actual edition size. We have found this quite often the case with Marsh prints – he indicates an edition size but the actual number of impressions printed is considerably smaller. There is an eerie, almost ominous note in this, as in several of Marsh’s merry-go-round prints...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Engraving, Etching

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 ...
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1920s Ashcan School Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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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, o...
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1940s American Impressionist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

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 Prints and Multiples

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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: Saso...
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1920s American Impressionist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

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 Prints and Multiples

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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 Prints and Multiples

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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 lo...
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1920s Expressionist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

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 Prints and Multiples

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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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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 Prints and Multiples

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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....
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1930s Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

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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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 Prints and Multiples

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Engraving, Drypoint, Etching

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]. Referenc...
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1930s American Realist Reginald Marsh Prints and Multiples

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