Winter on White Street


Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Winter on White Street, 1934, drypoint and sand ground, McCarron 110. Edition 41. Signed in pencil.  First state (?) of three.

Image size 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (273 x 171 mm), sheet size 14 15/16 x 10 1/8 inches (379 x 257 mm).

A splendid impression, on cream wove paper; with full margins (1 5/8 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition.

This print was completed compositionally in the first state; in each of the next two Lewis added some branches to the tree. Our impression corresponds to that illustrated by McCarron, which is a first state, and so we believe ours is also; however, the state differences are minimal, consisting of additions of tree branches – indeed, it appears to be difficult to discern differences as described in the catalog, and Lewis himself only recorded two states.

The location shown is White Street in Danbury Connecticut, just east of the Benjamin Feed Store.