Showers on the Bay

Martin Lewis - Showers on the Bay

Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Showers on the Bay, 1925, drypoint and sand ground, signed lower right [also signed in the plate lower right]. Reference: McCarron 46, second state (of 2). One of 23  recorded impressions, including a trial proof. In excellent condition, the full sheet, 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches.

Provenance: Estate of Lucile Deming Lewis (pencil inscription verso). Lucile Deming, a social worker who had come from Wisconsin to New York in 1914, met Lewis shortly after his return to the city in 1922. Their first home was on Staten Island, then they rented a house in Greenwich Village, and in 1924 Lucile purchased the house next door at 111 Bedford Street; their son Martin Deming Lewis was born later that year.

A fine impression, printed in brown ink on cream laid paper.