Pennsylvania Rail Road Loco Waiting to be Junked


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 notes are of interest, e.g., he notes that he “Drew design from nature in two afternoons” and that the design was complete in the first state “except for tracks and sky.” He made only small changes thereafter, e.g., in state 3 added “cinders in track and sky drawn.”  Only about 19 impressions were made of the 5th state, and only 1, 2 or 3 impressions of the prior states.