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.
Reginald Marsh original lithograph for Improvisations | Artists Equity 1950 Spring Fantasia
Medium: original lithograph. This print is from the very rare 1950 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1950 Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball at the Hotel Astor. Leading artists on the New York art scene were invited to contribute original lithographs in the form of advertisements for businesses sponsoring the Artists Equity Association; these sponsors gave the artists complete creative freedom of expression. Indeed, it is said that annual Spring Fantasia Masquerade Balls were very wild affairs!
This lithograph was issued in an edition of 2000 and is printed on watermarked, tinted laid paper; the sheet measures 11 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches (295 x 220 mm). Signed in the plate (not hand-signed).