1940 R. Marsh "Coney Island Beach" Print
This was a painting that my parents bought in the '50s and hung in my home all through my life, and they passed away five years ago, and I wanted this piece.
And do you know who it's by?
It's by an artist named Reginald Marsh. I don't know much about him, except he's a well-known 20th-century artist.
Right, well, he's arguably one of the most famous New York printmakers of the early 20th century. And, in fact, it's an engraving, which is a print, it's an original print. And it's one of his more fanciful images, ones that I like, the beach scenes, with people frolicking on the beach. What makes it unusual is that it's hand-colored by the artist, with watercolor, and that also greatly affects its value. It's unique because it's hand-colored, and if it weren't hand-colored, it'd be worth about $2,000 to $3,000. With the hand-coloring on it, done by Marsh, its value is about $5,000 to $8,000.
Easily double. I think it's a wonderful image.
Yeah, I love it, I love it.
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