Jersey City Landscape



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: perhaps for Marsh the most interesting aspect of the Jersey City landscape was the Erie locomotive. The rest of the “landscape” consists of workers standing around or digging, and two women at the far right.