Reginald Marsh original etching "Wooden Horses"
Medium: original etching. One of the better known Reginald Marsh etchings, this impression is from the edition of 100, issued by the Whitney Museum in 1969. The catalogue reference is Sasowsky 171 vi/vi. The image measures 7 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches (198 x 334mm). Numbered in pencil 21/100, this is a fine dark impression bearing the Whitney Museum stamp. Provenance: this piece was originally sold by Associated American Artists, of New York, and their vintage certificate will be included.
Condition: the area of the image is age-toned (light-struck) from having been framed. Also, the sheet has been dry-mounted (laid down) onto the mat; although all evidence indicates the materials to be acid-free, given the complete absence of browning to the outer margins not exposed to light. One margin is slightly irregular, but all are more than sufficient. Otherwise in fine condition, with no foxing, stains, tears or repairs.
Only 21 copies were issued for the first edition in 1936, and these now bring a small fortune. This edition is itself now quite rare, and is an excellent value.