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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.


Tugboats, East River New York, Brooklyn Bridge, American Scene, Social Realism

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.


Tug at Battery - 1934, Etching.

Sasowsky 145. Edition 22, 4th (final) state impressions. Signed and numbered 14a in pencil. Titled in the lower left sheet corner, in pencil.

Image size 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (200 x 251 mm); sheet size 10 1/16 x 13 1/2 inches (256 x 343 mm).

A fine, richly inked impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

Collections: Blanton Art Museum, Boston Public Library, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library.


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.


Great Depression, Ashcan, New York, Locomotives, Trains, Steam Engine, Railroad Workers, Social Realism