Locomotives, Jersey City

  • Reginald Marsh, Locomotives, Jersey City, 1934, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Felicia Meyer Marsh, 1979.127.1

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Locomotives, Jersey City is from a series of paintings Reginald Marsh did in the 1930s that focuses on modes of transportation. Here, four mighty trains power along the tracks, while the smoke and steam emitted from the smokestacks trail behind. In the distance, Marsh painted a cloud of smoke using a thin oil wash, creating a backdrop that is both delicate and dense. Together, the distant smoke clouds and those coming from the locomotives obscure much of the sky.

Title
Locomotives, Jersey City
Artists
Date
1934
On View
Dimensions
36 1/8 x 48 1/4 in. (91.9 x 122.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Felicia Meyer Marsh

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Cityscape – New Jersey – Jersey City
  • Architecture – vehicle – train
  • Architecture – industry – railroad yard
Object Number
1979.127.1
Palette
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