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Sailor and Girl in Central Park

Sailor and Girl in Central Park

1945-47

Reginald Marsh

(American, 1898-1954)

Watercolor, ink wash on wove paper

Image: 55.7 x 76.7 cm (21 15/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Gift of James and Hanna Bartlett 2018.1073

Fun Fact

Marsh experimented with two versions of this composition, creating different images on both sides of this sheet.

Description

Reginald Marsh was known for depicting the seedier side of New York during the early 20th century. This drawing shows a sailor leaning over a young woman in the back of a carriage while riding through Central Park. Their driver slumps in his seat, entirely disinterested in what transpires behind him. Marsh revisited the drawing two years later, creating a variation on the sheet’s reverse side.

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