Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Veterans, 1935, Crayon Lithograph with Tushe.  McCarron 113. Edition 8. Signed in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right. Inscribed For Elizabeth, in the bottom left margin.

Image size 9 13/16 x 13 7/16 inches (249 x 341 mm); sheet size 13 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches (349 x 445 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with wide margins (1 7/8 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition.

Veterans is rare;  McCarron was aware of only 8 impressions printed, including a trial proof, which were delivered to Kennedy Galleries in 1935. In 1959 Lewis noted, in a letter to his daughter in law Patricia Lewis in response to a woman’s asking for an impression: “If by chance I should find another print among those I have I will let you know. But I have no record of one and I do know that I had not printed more than one or two, at most many years ago and more than likely only one.”  Veterans was Lewis’s first known lithograph.

This impression is inscribed to Elizabeth; most probably this is Elizabeth Ray Lewis, a well known (at the time) Washington D.C. artist.

Collections: CU, DIA, NYPL.