Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

REGINALD MARSH (1898-1954)

Erie R. R. Locos Watering.
Etching, 1934. 229305mm; 9x12 inches, full margins. Eighth state (of 8). Edition of approximately only 18. Signed, dedicated and inscribed "#2" in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression of this scarce etching.

Born in Paris, the second son in a well-to-do family, Marsh (1898-1954) attended Yale University and then moved to New York where, during the early 1920s, he worked as an illustrator and took classes at the Art Students League. Marsh was equally influenced by his art teachers in New York, notably John Sloan (1871-1951), as well as American Regionalists like Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) and Old Masters such as Rubens, Titian and Tintoretto. He wholly rejected the avant-garde artistic movements gaining strength in America at the time—Cubism, Surrealism, Abstraction. Instead he pursued a style that is best summed up as modern social realism: depictions of everyday life in New York, Coney Island beach scenes, vaudeville and burlesque women, the jobless on the streets of New York and the railroad yards and freight trains in New York and New Jersey. Sasowsky 155.