Skyline from Pier 10, Brooklyn – Rare First State


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 is complete in this proof except for the clouds and sky, which were added in the second state, and some small additions to the battleships, buildings and sky added in later states. Aside from the addition of the sky and clouds, the most apparent change in later states was the addition of windows to the tall flat building at the right.

Only one impression was made of the second state, two of the third, and a small number of the fourth state (18 or so).