Stoops in Snow
Martin Lewis (1881-1962, Stoops in Snow, 1930, drypoint and sand ground. McCarron 89. Edition 115 (including 8 trial proofs); second state of two. Signed in pencil. Signed in the plate, lower left.
Image size 8 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches (225 x 375 mm); sheet size 13 3/8 x 18 3/8 inches (340 x 467 mm).
A superb impression, on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 3/4 inches all sides). Slight toning to the center left and center right sheet edges verso, where previously taped; otherwise in excellent condition.
The composition was completed in the first state; in the second minor changes were made (i.e., lines representing snow were added at upper left to garbage cans, woman’s coat, and to the stonework at right and in foreground; shading added on umbrella; signature added at lower left).
Lewis initially called this Stoops in Snow – West Forties, then shortened it.