From the River Front

Martin Lewis (1881-1962), From the River Front, etching and aquatint, 1916, signed in pencil and annotated “imp” (thus printed personally by the artist), also signed in the plate lower right. Reference: McCarron 10, only state. In very good condition, with margins (the slightest toning at margin edges), 14 3/4 x 11 7/8, the sheet 19 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches. Printed on a white laid paper.

A fine impression of this rather rare early print – McCarron records only 19 impressions.

McCarron notes that this “print shows the lower end of Manhattan, near what is now the South Street Seaport, adjacent to the East River and Wall Street. The tall building that bisects the horizon is the Singer Building on lower Broadway, which has been demolished.