Burlesque (on verso: Girls by the Waterfront), 1946

by Reginald Marsh (1898–1954)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
13½ x 19½ inches (sight size)
Signed and dated lower right: REGINALD MARSH / 1946; on verso: 1946



Private collection

Adelson Galleries, New York

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2012

Private collection, Annapolis, Maryland, acquired from above, 2013


Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, Painting the City: A New York State of Mind, May 9–24, 2019

Related Work

Strip Tease in New Jersey, 1945, tempera, 36 x 48 inches; reproduced in Lloyd Goodrich, Reginald Marsh (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1972), 228.

Artist Biography

An urban realist painter known for his powerful, satirical images of tawdry New York life during the 1930s and ‘40s. While his illustrations demonstrate an exaggeration of human form and sexuality, they remain as an honest, historical testament to the human spirit of his time.

By Chelsea DeLay

“I felt fortunate indeed to be a citizen of New York the greatest and most magnificent of all cities in a new and vital country whose history had scarcely been recorded in art.” –Reginald Marsh

I. Biography
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I. Biography
Born in Paris on March

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