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Tattoo and Haircut, 1932
Egg tempera on Masonite© 2013 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
118.1 x 121.6 cm (46 1/2 x 47 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Ludgin, 1947.39
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries, Paintings by Reginald Marsh, Apr. 3-22, 1933, cat. 1, as "Tattoo and Haircut."
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, June 1-Nov. 1, 1933, cat. 598.
New York, John Wanamaker New York, The Wanamaker Regional Art Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 1934, cat. 157.
New York, Ferargil Galleries, American Paintings Summer 1943, July 19-Sept. 15, 1943, cat. 27.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Reginald Marsh, Sept. 21-Nov. 6, 1955, cat. 9, ill., traveled to Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Nov. 27-Dec. 25, 1955, Detroit Institute of Art, Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 1956, City Art Museum, St. Louis, Mar. 2-Apr. 1, 1956, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Apr. 15-May 20, 1956, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, June 10-July 8, 1956, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, July 25-Aug. 26, 1956, San Francisco Museum of Art, Sept. 13-Oct. 14, 1956.
Lake Forest, Ill., Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College, A Century of American Painting: Masterpieces Loaned by the Art Institute of Chicago, June 10-16, 1957, cat. 25.
New York, Gallery of Modern Art, Reginald Marsh, Dec. 1, 1964-Jan. 29, 1965, no cat.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Amerikanische malerei, 1930-1980, Nov. 14, 1981-Jan. 31, 1982, cat. 141, ill.
Art Institute of Chicago, Mary and Earle Ludgin Collection, Sept. 11-Oct. 31, 1982, no cat.
"John S. Curry and Reginald Marsh," New York Tribune, April 8, 1933.
"Reginald Marsh's Bowery," New York Sun, April 8, 1933.
F. A. Blossom, "Reginald Marsh as a Painter," Creative Art 12 (1933), ill. p. 262, as "Tattoo-Shave-Haircut."
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 295.
John FitzMaurice Mills, "Art Forum," The Irish Times (Jan. 11, 1966), p. 8, ill.
Matthew Baigell, The American Scene: American Painting of the 1930's (Praeger Publishers, 1974), pl. 2.
Judith A. Barter et al., "American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, From World War I to 1955," (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2009), cat. 82.
Frank K. M. Rehn, by 1933; sold to John Wanamaker New York, by Oct. 1934; [Rehn Gallery again?]; [Ferargil Galleries in 1943?]; to Mr. and Mrs. Earle Ludgin, Chicago; given to Art Institute in 1947.
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