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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Shadow Dance

Artist: Martin Lewis
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  Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Shadow Dance – – 1930, Drypoint and Sand Ground. McCarron 88. Edition 109 (including at least 7 trial proofs). Signed in pencil. [Signed in the plate, lower right]. Image size 9 7/16 x 10 7/8 inches (240 x 276 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (333 x 378 mm). A superb, rich impression, on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 3/4 to 2 inches); in pristine condition. One of Lewis’s great Precisionist works, and an icon of American printmaking, as well as a wonderful New York image. McCarron notes that initially Lewis […]

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Tree, Manhattan

Artist: Martin Lewis
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Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Tree, Manhattan, drypoint, 1930, signed in pencil lower right [also signed in the plate lower left]. Reference: McCarron 87, only state; 91 recorded impressions including 10 trial proofs; intended edition 100. In excellent condition, with full margins, 12 5/8 x 9 3/4, the sheet 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches. A very fine fresh impression, printed in black ink on a cream laid paper. Tree, Manhattan is a tour de force print demonstrating Lewis’s mastery of drypoint. Hues range from the rich black of the figures in the lower left to the near-white of the fire and […]

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Derricks at Night

Artist: Martin Lewis
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Martin Lewis (1882-1962), Derricks at Night, drypoint, 1927. McCarron 62, second state (of 2), intended edition 100, 104 printed. Signed in pencil; also signed in the plate, lower right.  In excellent condition (evidence of prior hinging upper corners, Image size 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, sheet size 11 1/4 x 15 /7/8 inches. Provenance: Estate of Delores D. DiPaola; also with the Kennedy stock number verso. A superb, atmospheric impression in warm black ink, with rich burr, on cream laid paper. Illustrated in Contemporary American Etching, American Art Dealers Association, New York, 1930. Derricks at Night is one of […]

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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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