The Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, 9th Floor New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.535.8810

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  • Description
    Signed, dated, and inscribed (in the plate, at lower right): RM 1936; (in pencil, at lower left): RM 356 B; (in pencil, at lower right): Reginald Marsh (F.M.) [signed by the artist's widow, Feliciana Marsh]

    Reginald Marsh was the son of artists and the grandson of a wealthy Chicago meat packer, two circumstances which much influenced his later life. Marsh was born in Paris to Fred Dana Marsh, a talented muralist, and Alice Randall Marsh, a painter of miniatures. The family moved to the New York City suburbs when Reginald was two years old. Fred Marsh, after a promising beginning, did not pursue his career in art, following a number of disparate enthusiasms instead. There was more than enough family money for a comfortable life in Nutley, New Jersey, and then in New Rochelle, New York, with a summer house in Sakonnet, Rhode Island, and a beloved sailing boat. Reginald attended a number of private high schools and then matriculated at Yale. Marsh studied art at Yale, but more importantly, honed his graphic skills as a contributor to “The Yale Record.” In Marsh’s senior year this publication was edited by William Benton, an undergraduate journalist who went on to fame and fortune in the fledgling advertising profession, as publisher of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and later as a United States Senator from Connecticut. Benton, the student editor, was enthusiastic about Marsh’s keen eye and outstanding graphic ability, and this enthusiasm extended into a lifelong relationship of friendship and artistic patronage.

    Marsh’s father, an academically trained painter in the broad and painterly style of John Singer Sargent, was fascinated, upon his return to America, by the architectural excitement of the modern American city. Reginald’s fascination was urban as well, but had more to do with the everyday folks who lived in New York City and the neighborhoods and locales they called their own. Marsh was an observer in the French impressionist flaneur style. He traveled all over the city with a sketchbook and sometimes a camera, recording the life that swirled around him in order to translate a mix of fine art, illustration and caricature in the tradition of Honoré Daumier.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Etching and Engraving
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1936
    Styles / Movements: Black & White
    Dealer Reference #: APG 19366D.044
    Incollect Reference #: 192087
  • Dimensions
    W. 15 in; H. 6 in;
    W. 38.1 cm; H. 15.24 cm;
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