Private collection, New York
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.
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
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