Current Inventory by Martin Lewis

Snow on the “El”

Artist: Martin Lewis
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Martin Lewis ((1881-1962) Snow on the “El”- – 1931, Drypoint and Sand Ground McCarron 95. Edition 49 (including 5 trial proofs). Signed in pencil. Signed in the plate, lower left. Image size 14 x 9 inches (356 x 229 mm); sheet size 17 11/16 x 12 9/16 inches (449 x 319 mm). An exceptionally fine, richly inked impression, with velvety burr throughout, on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 3/4 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. The location depicted is Twenty-third Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City. By the mid-20th century, a coalition of commercial establishments and building owners […]

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Chance Meeting

Artist: Martin Lewis
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Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Chance Meeting – – 1941, Drypoint. McCarron 131. Edition 105. Signed in pencil lower right [initialled in the plate lower left], in good condition. 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches; sheet 14 l/2 x 9 3/4  inches A fine impression, on ivory/cream laid paper, with full/wide margins. Commissioned by the Society of American Etchers, Brooklyn. McCarron notes: “This is one of Lewis’s most complex plates, one in which he was able to harmonize many diverse elements.”  The print is replete with commercial and social references – one magazine hanging in the window is called “G-Man”, the other […]

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Spring Night, Greenwich Village

Artist: Martin Lewis
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Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Spring Night, Greenwich Village- – 1930, Drypoint and Sand Ground. McCarron 85. Edition 92. Signed in pencil. Titled in the artist’s hand, in pencil, in the bottom left sheet corner, recto. Signed in the plate, lower right. Image size 9 7/8 x 12 3/8 inches (251 x 315 mm); sheet size 13 3/8 x 16 inches (340 x 406 mm). A superb, richly inked, atmospheric impression, with overall velvety burr, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 1 7/8 inches). Glue remains from the original hinges on the top sheet edge; otherwise in excellent condition. […]

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