Current Inventory by Reginald Marsh

Jersey City Landscape

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  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 state (of 3); estimated printings in this state: 20. In very good condition, printed on an ivory laid paper, with margins, 7 3/4 x 11 3/4. A strong impression. Only three proofs are known in the earlier states; the design was complete from the start. In the third state some engraving – a few lines and tiny buildings – was added just above the building at the far left. The title is interesting: […]

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Merry-Go-Round

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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, and with some ink smudges, as is customary for prints printed personally by Marsh).  Printed in black on an ivory laid paper. Reference: Sasowsky 99, sixth state (of 6); an estimate of about 50-60 impressions printed (surely an exaggerated estimate).  6 7/8 x 9 3/4, the sheet 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, archival matting. Provenance: Downtown Gallery, with their stamp verso, and stamp dated Nov. 12, 1931. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crossett, with […]

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Irving Place Burlesque (#2)

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    Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Irving Place Burlesque (#2), etching, 1928, signed in pencil lower right, numbered lower left margin.  Reference: Sasowsky 49, eighth state (of 8). In good condition with margins, with characteristics of a Marsh proof, e.g., trimmed irregularly especially at left margin edge, printer’s creases, a stray ink fingerprint. On a white wove paper with the watermark Umbria Italia, 7 x 10 3/4, the sheet 10 x 11 inches. A fine impression of the definitive state; with extensive finishing and darkening touches after the seventh state. Apparently Marsh experimented with burnishing and scraping this plate, particularly the group […]

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Minsky’s Chorus

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Minsky’s Chorus, etching, c. 1935, inscribed with the artist’s name by his wife, titled, annotated State II and numbered (1/12); also initialed by Marsh’s wife Felicia (F.M.).  Not in Sasowsky. Printed in black ink on cream wove paper, in excellent condition, with margins, 9 x 11 3/4, the sheet 10 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches. A fine impression. This appears to be a version of Minsky’s Chorus taken after Marsh’s famous 1935 painting of the same title (which Sasowsky noted was in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hackett), although the depiction is in reverse (as […]

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Two Models on a Bed

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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 the edition of 15. In excellent condition, printed on chine applique on a stiff cream wove paper, 9 x 10 1/2, the sheet 12 5/8 x 17 3/4 inches. A fine impression. This is a relatively rare print, from a small edition (15); since several impressions are in public institutions (such as the Boston Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, New York Public Library) the print is rarely obtainable on the market. […]

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Skyline from Pier 10, Brooklyn – Rare First State

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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 condition with margins (a couple of ink marks in margins, a stain upper right margin tip). Archival mounting (acid free board, window mat, not attached hinging). 6 1/2 x 11 7/8, the sheet 7 1/2 x 13 1/16 inches. A fine impression of this rare first state proof, printed in black on laid paper. This is one of the two first state proofs, proof A (proof B was extensively touched). The composition […]

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Merry-Go-Round

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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 […]

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Pennsylvania Rail Road Loco Waiting to be Junked

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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, fifth state (of 5). In very good condition, with margins (slightest trace of light stain), 6 x 11 3/4, the sheet 7 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (with their stock number on margins. A fine impression, printed in black on cream wove BFK Rives paper (with a partial watermark). This impression was printed by Marsh personally (and has margins trimmed a bit irregularly, as is typically of Marsh’s self-printed prints). His […]

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Irving Place Burlesque (#2), proof impression

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Irving Place Burlesque (#2), etching, 1928, signed in pencil lower right by Felicia Meyer Marsh, numbered (21) lower left margin, also with the initials RW lower left. Reference: Sasowsky 49, a proof impression of the 7th state (of 8). In good condition with margins, with characteristics of a Marsh proof, i.e., some inky fingerprints in margins, trimmed irregularly especially at left margin edge, printer’s creases. On an ivory laid paper, 7 x 10 3/4, the sheet 9 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches. A very good impression, before engraving and additional work darkening composition. Apparently Marsh experimented with burnishing […]

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Switch Engines, Erie Yards, Jersey City, Stone No. 3

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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 of 253 as published by the Print Club of Cleveland. In very good condition, slight spotting verso, 9 x 13, the sheet 13 x 16 3/4 inches. A fine fresh impression, in its original mat with the inscription on the mat of the Print Club of Cleveland, with its stamp verso, printed on a cream wove paper, the full sheet with deckle edges. Marsh made two earlier versions of this lithograph, which he […]

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St. Jean de Luz

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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 a chine colle. In good condition, the full sheet with full margins (slight soiling, nicks, handling folds in margins, remains of prior hinging verso). 8 1/4 x 12 5/8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches, archival matting. A good strong impression. Provenance: Estate of Ernest Shapiro In this marvelous display of draftsmanship, Marsh draws a fierce storm, with a fiery sky and a group of people trying to get onto […]

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Loco-Erie Watering

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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 paper. In very good condition (apart from two hinging stains verso showing through top margin just into plate mark, some printers ink and soiling in margins), with margins, 7 x 9 7/8, the sheet 8 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches. Archival matting (acid free hinging and board, window mat, glassine cover). A fine clear black impression. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, and with their label and annotations still on mat. Marsh (obviously) printed this […]

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Fan Dance at Jimmy Kelly’s

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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]. Reference: Sasowsky 161, third state (of 3). In very good condition, with wide margins, on Rives cream wove paper (with the Rives watermark). 6 x5, the sheet 9 1/2 x 7 inches. Archival mounting. A fine, delicately printed impression. Fandance was printed in three states; the design was essentially complete in the first state and small changes were made for the second and third states. Two proofs were made of […]

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Tank Car Rail

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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 state (of 5). In very good condition, on cream laid paper with margins, 6 x 8 3/4, the sheet 8 1/8 x 11 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of this rarely seen image. Marsh printed this personally, and worked on the plate extensively after creating areas of foul biting in the first state (foul biting occurs when acid gets through the etching ground and creates tiny holes in the plate, and resulting spots […]

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Girl Standing – Repeated

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Girl Standing – Repeated, engraving, 1943, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed: “& Hoppe”.  Reference: Sasowsky 224, only state, no edition or printing numbers known. In very good condition, with wide margins (remains of prior hinging at upper corners verso, repaired tear upper left edge well away from image), printed on wove paper, 6 1/2 x 4 3/16, the sheet 9 5/8 x 6 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of this great rarity, printed with plate tone. Provenance: Estate of Ernest Shapiro This unusual print is apparently the result of a session with the engraver William Hoppe […]

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East Tenth Street Jungle – 1st State

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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: Sasowsky 154, first state of 4. In very good condition, with margins, mat stain in margins outside of platemark, remains of glue from prior hinging upper margin corners recto, some pencil notations lower margin. Size: 8 x 12, the sheet 10 x 13 3/4 inches, archival matting. A fine, delicately printed trial proof impression. This is one of the two first state impressions, with the composition completed but before shading in the wall at left, […]

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Drum Majorette

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Drum Majorette, engraving, 1940, signed in pencil lower right margin [also with initials and date lower right]. Reference: Sasowsky 204, fourth state (of 4). From the signed edition of 300 printed by Atelier 17 and published in the quarterly magazine Laurels, May, 1947. In good condition, soft folds across image, with the binding holes at left edge, the full sheet with deckle edges and full margins, 11 3/4 x 6, the sheet 16 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, archival mounting. A very good clear impression. Apparently Drum Majorette was done all in engraving, an ancient technique that was being revived […]

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Coney Island Beach #1

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Coney Island Beach #1, etching and engraving, 1939, signed in pencil lower right, also titled lower center margin [also with initials and date in the plate lower right]. Reference: Sasowsky 191, second state (of 2), from the total lifetime printing of about 17 (there were also the posthumous Jones and Whitney printings). In very good condition, slight toning in outer margins, printed on a cream laid Whitman paper, with margins (small loss lower right, slightly irregularly trimmed as typical of the proofs printed by Marsh), 9 5/8 x 11 3/4, the sheet 11 x 14 3/8 inches; silk window mat. […]

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Opera Box

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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, second state of three. In very good condition, with wide margins (not shown in the illustration, and also somewhat uneven, as trimmed by the artist), 7 x 5, the sheet 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, archival mounting. A superb black impression of this very rare print. Only five impressions were made of this print in this state (one of the first state, and five of the third; eleven altogether). The design […]

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Irving Place Burlesk

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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 condition, with margins (trimmed by Marsh in his usual fashion, i.e., slightly unevenly), on an ivory laid paper; 7 1/8 x 9 3/4, the sheet 8 5/8 x  10 3/4 inches. Archival mounting with window mat, unattached mylar hinging. A suberb impression, printed by the artist in black ink on an ivory paper. In contrast to many of his famed burlesque prints Marsh here focuses almost entirely on the audience – men smiling […]

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Flying Concellos

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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 excellent condition, on a RIVES wove paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, with full margins (tiny hinges upper corners from prior hinging), 8 x 10, the sheet 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression. Flying Concellos was printed in a 11 or so proofs, then 15 impressions by Marsh in July of 1936 and another 10 in October ’36 by Charles White. Since this impression is in such fine condition […]

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Erie RR and Factories

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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]. Reference: Sasowsky 90. Second state (of 6). In excellent condition, with margins, 8 x 12, the sheet 9 x 13 1/8 inches, archival matting. A fine impression, printed in black on a cream laid paper. Although this impression is numbered, suggesting therefore that it is the final state,  some areas, e.g., the area under the chimney, are not as shaded or dark as the final state. Moreover, there are numerous engraving lines which have not been burnished, and others […]

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Tatoo-Shave-Haircut

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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 […]

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Irving Place Burlesque, Lithograph, 1928

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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 left]. Reference: Sasowsky 15, only state. Chine colle on a thick cream wove paper, the matrix in adequate condition but the backing sheet with multiple (repaired) tears, some going just up to the image. Although these tears do not materially interfere with the matrix this print should not be considered by anyone at all fussy about condition. 10 x 11 5/8, the sheet 11 7/8 x 13 1/4 inches, archival matting. Provenance: Estate […]

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