The Barker, 1931

by Reginald Marsh (1898–1954)
Etching on paper
9 15/16 x 7⅞ inches (plate size)
Signed and dated lower right on plate: MARSH 1931



Private collection, New York

Related Works

The Barker, 1931, etching on ivory laid paper, 9¾ x 8 inches (image size); The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

The Barker, 1931, etching and engraving, 9 13/16 x 7 15/16 inches (plate size); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

The Barker, 1931, etching and engraving, 9⅞ x 7 15/16 inches (plate size); The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts


Norman Sasowsky, The Prints of Reginald Marsh: An Essay and Definitive Catalog of His Linoleum Cuts, Etchings, Engravings, and Lithographs (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1976), 161, no. 115.

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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