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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1962.251.1-23
People
Reginald Marsh, American (Paris, France 1898 - 1954 Dorset, VT)
Title
Sketchbook of Coney Island
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1950-1951
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/308769
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown cardboard sketchbook with drawings in black ink on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
20 x 25 x 0.5 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 x 3/16 in.)
each page: 20 x 24.4 cm (7 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: front cover, black ink: The Albemarle / Spiral / Sketch book / (smooth surface) / for pencil, watercolors, crayon and ink / M
  • inscription: cover, u.r., graphite: 25
  • inscription: cover, right edge, black ink: Coney Island / 1950 - 1
  • inscription: cover, u.r., black ink: #161
  • stamp: cover, l.r., red ink, stamped: [estate]: F. Marsh Collection / Cat. #
Provenance
Mrs. Reginald Marsh, New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1962.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Reginald Marsh
Copyright
© Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1962
Object Number
1962.251.1-23
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Spiral-bound sketchbook. Pages numbered in graphite at l.r. First page torn at l.r.; p. 14 torn vertically; p. 23 (unnumbered) torn vertically.
Commentary
Drawings depict people in bathing suits, sideshows, carnival rides including carousels. Dates inscribed on some include the summer months of 1950 and 1951. See comparative material in Bernard Danenberg Galleries' "One Hundred Recent Acquisitions by American Artists," spring/summer 1969, esp. numbers 69 and 72.
Exhibition History

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2006 - 10/22/2006

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