Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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Lot 56

56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
56: Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)

Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)

Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)

Two Women on a Boardwalk, 1943

Signed and dated lower right “”R. Marsh 1943″”
Watercolor on paper
11 x 9 1/2 inches

Provenance: Hudson’s Department Store, Detroit, Michigan

Other Notes: Reginald Marsh was known for his depictions of life in New York City in the 1920s through 1950s. Crowded Coney Island beach scenes, popular entertainments such as vaudeville and burlesque, women, and jobless men on the Bowery are subjects that reappear throughout his work. Two Women on the Boardwalk
is an iconic example of Marsh’s watercolors from the depression era, his women are voluptuous and powerful. The work is infused with rich color and bold pen and ink lines, which attest to his love of Tiepolo drawings, and energize the watercolor. Please note: the reverse of this watercolor has a pencil sketch of figures on a train.

Estimate: $6,000-10,000

Price Realized: $6,200