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Two Experts, Tattoo

A work made of brush and black and gray wash, with watercolor, over black crayon and graphite on off-white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of brush and black and gray wash, with watercolor, over black crayon and graphite on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1944

Artist:

Reginald Marsh
American, 1898-1954

About this artwork

New York City provided Reginald Marsh with ready subjects for his work as an artist and freelance illustrator. A draftsman at heart, he first used watercolor in the 1920s and returned to it in 1939, stating that “watercolors give clarity and allow for better drawing.” In this example, he drew with black crayon and graphite, and then applied the watercolor with thin, transparent washes of black and gray, carefully allowing them to pool and dry in untidy clouds that emphasize the dirty, grimy realism of his landscape.

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Artist

Reginald Marsh

Title

Two Experts, Tattoo

Origin

United States

Date

1944–1954

Medium

Brush and black and gray wash, with watercolor, over black crayon and graphite on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

578 x 787 mm

Credit Line

Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1945.80

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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