Skyline from Pier 10 Brooklyn – Final State

Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Skyline from Pier 10 Brooklyn, 1931, etching,  Sasowsky 129, fourth state (of 4). There were 18 impressions of the final state printed by Marsh; 11 postumous (1956); 100 Whitney, 1971. In excellent condition; with the usual fingerprints and stray spots of ink in the margins and paper trimmed a bit unevenly as characterizes the impressions printed personally by Marsh. Signed and annotated # 7 in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right.

Image size 6 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches (162 x 222 mm); sheet size 8 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches (206 x 346 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression, on cream laid paper, with full margins (5/8 to 1 1/8 inches).

One of only 18 lifetime impressions. In the artist’s original mat; an exhibition label on the mat back: XXII ND BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION – VENICE 1940. The label rubber-stamped and dated 10 MAG 40 XVIII (10 May 40). According to the label this impression was apparently sold or offered for sale at this exhibition by the Society of American Etchers; the price at the time was $40.

Label on original mat for Venice Biennial sale, 1940