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Striding Girl with Recumbent Male Figure in Doorway

Artist/Maker: Reginald Marsh (United States (b. Paris), 1898-1954)

Date: ca. 1953
Medium: oil on masonite
Sight: 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. (12.4 x 9.2 cm)
Framed: 12 1/8 x 10 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (30.8 x 27.6 x 3.2 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Marie Richardson Addoms
Object number: 61.082.001
DescriptionThis little painting sharply contrasts a smartly dressed, briskly striding woman with a derelict man slumping aimlessly in a doorway. While the artist refrains from specific social commentary, he succinctly reveals Manhattan as a city of vast contradictions, one peopled by both the "haves" and the "have-nots." Even when painting a sad subject, Marsh's art always exemplifies the positive, dynamic side of the city.
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