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