Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts


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Marsh, Reginald. SPEAKEASY - JULIUS' ANNEX. S. 81. Etching, 1929. Third state of three. One of only six impressions printed by Marsh of the final state (there were three trial proofs in the earlier states, and no posthumous editions). Numbered "4" lower left, titled "Speakeasy," annotated RM116, denoting the item number in Marsh's records, signed "Felicia Marsh" in pencil, annotated "D39" at the lower left, and further titled "Speakeasy" at the top left edge, in pencil. This is likely an impression which remained unsigned in Sloan's estate, and it is likely that the annotations are by Sasowsky, the cataloguer of Marsh's prints. 6 x 8 inches, 152 x 203 mm. Julius' bar on 10th Street in Greenwich village mutated over the years from a prohibition speakeasy into a mixed bar, and later into a gay bar, which it remains to this day. When it was mixed, the back room, or Annex was reserved for straight couples. A very good impression, in excellent condition except for narrow, irregular margins. 

Inv num: 10218


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