Lot 7069: Burlesque Runway REGINALD MARSH 1927 Original Etching Signed Felicia Small Edition New York City Comical Risque Flapper Jazz Age Framed Art
November 27, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Details: This scarce original etching by Reginald March is entitled "Burlesque Runway, 1927" and is inscribed in pencil "Reginald Marsh (F.M.)" by the artist's widow Felicia Marsh, who published the graphic from the original copper plate in a small unnumbered posthumous edition.
This print is handsomely matted and framed to approx. 14"x13".
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) was an American Social Realist artist, born in Paris, most notable for his depictions of life in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. The burlesque scenes that Marsh captured can be described as raunchy and vulgar, but also comedic and satiric. Burlesque was "the theater of the common man; it expressed the humor, and fantasies of the poor, the old, and the ill-favored." He was a friend to numerous New York City notables including the young Thomas Merton, who accompanied "Reg" to burlesque shows all over the city in the years before his vocation into strict monastic life.
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Condition / Notes: This is a strong impression on mildly toned paper. We identify any advance condition issues that are readily apparent during the cataloging process; no pieces were examined outside their frames/mounts, under ultraviolet light or magnification, or by a trained conservator.
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