Reginald Marsh photographs, circa 1940

Harnett, Lila
Collector
Active in Phoenix, Ariz.

Collection size: 0.1 linear feet (40 items)

Collection Summary: 40 photographs and negatives, many oversized, of Reginald Marsh, showing Marsh sketching at Coney Island. The photographer is not identified but is likely Gene Pyle, a Life magazine photographer.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lila Harnett is an art collector, critic, and patron. Harnett and her husband Joel purchased works by Reginald Marsh from the Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries in the 1960s, through director John Clancy. Among the collections in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art and the Print Study Center at the University of Richmond are several works by Marsh.

Donated 2011 by Lila Harnett, who was given the photographs by John Clancy, director of the Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries.

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Related Materials

Also in the Archives of American Art are photographs taken by Gene Pyle of Marsh in Coney Island.