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East River Tugboats - 1938, Watercolor.
Signed and dated in ink, lower right.
Image size 13 7/8 x 19 5/8 inches (352 x 498 mm).
A fine, spontaneous rendering, with fresh colors, on watercolor paper, the image extending to the sheet edges. Original brown paper tape on the four sheet corners, verso; in excellent condition.
A depiction of New York's colorful East River tugboats, a favorite subject of Marsh's, with the top of the Brooklyn Bridge appearing above the docks on the left.
Skyline from Pier 10 Brooklyn - 1931, Etching.
Sasowsky 129. Edition: 18 final-state, lifetime impressions; 11 postumous (1956); 100 Whitney, 1971. 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); in excellent condition.
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).
Collection: Whitney Museum.
Box at the Metropolitan - 1934, Etching and Engraving
Sasowsky 143. Edition c. 20. Signed in pencil.
Image size 9 15/16 x 7 15/16 inches (252 x 202 mm); sheet size 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (302 x 251mm).
A fine impression, on heavy cream wove paper, with margins (7/8 to 1 inch). Two small areas of minor skinning in the top left and right sheet corners verso, apparently where the print was previously attached to a mount, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.
Collections: ACH, BPL, MMA, NGA, NYPL, Z.
Erie R.R. Locos Watering - 1934, Etching.
Sasowsky 155. Edition 18, an 8th [final] state impression from the numbered impressions.
Image size 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (225 x 302 mm); sheet size 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches (273 x 343 mm).
A superb, richly inked impression, on off-white wove paper; the full sheet with margins (3/4 to 1 inch) trimmed unevenly, as was the artist’s custom. Slight light toning with a previous mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.
Collections: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, New York Public Library, Harvard Art Museums, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Smokehounds - 1934, Etching
Sasowsky 158. Edition 13. Signed in pencil. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right.
Image size 11 7/8 x 8 13/16 inches (300 x 224 mm); sheet size 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches (362 x 273 mm).
A fine impression, on BFK Rives off-white wove paper, with full margins (7/8 to 1 3/8 inch). A repaired tear (3/8 inch) in the bottom left sheet edge, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Very scarce.
A painting by the artist, of the same subject, is in the permanent collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The title refers to the Bowery dwellers’ intoxication from cheap alcohol, popularly called “smoke.”