Martin Lewis etchings for sale

American, 1881-1962

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Country Scene with Man Walking -  LEWIS

Country Scene with Man Walking
Etching and drypoint, circa 1915, McCarron 6, edition listed as 1 recorded impression. 9 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on laid paper with light plate tone. The margins are wide and the condition is good. There's a suggestion of toning showing within an early mat opening and a faintly darkened area in the tree branches at left. The one impression listed and illustrated in the catalogue by McCarron is in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. This is the second recorded impression of this early print and there are no listed auction records to indicate any other impressions. This exceedingly rare early print is indicative of the artist's emerging skills as a printmaker.
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Puffing Billies -  LEWIS

Puffing Billies
Etching and sand ground, 1916, McCarron 20, edition 15. 13 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is fine. (There's a minor smudge on the right margin.) This dynamic, early work depicts New York harbor and the subject of tugboats turns up in other Lewis prints (see McCarron 2,21,28 & 38.) Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY (with their label).
$8,000

The Wayfarer -  LEWIS

The Wayfarer
Etching and aquatint, circa 1947, McCarron 135, edition 2. 4 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine impression of this exceedingly rare print. The paper is white wove and the margins are wide and probably untrimmed. The condition is fine apart from the subtle suggestion of toning within an early mat opening. The other known impression, which is illustrated in the catalogue by McCarron, is located in the Detroit Institute of Arts. This small, compelling portrait has a somber intensity which goes beyond much of the artist's typical portraiture. According to the catalogue (page 227), the white highlights were produced by applying lithographic crayon before placing the plate in the acid bath.
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Three Girls Conversing -  LEWIS

Three Girls Conversing
Etching with drypoint, circa 1946, McCarron 134 (ii/II), edition 7. 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed "Martin Lewis, P.L." (Patricia Lewis) in the lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This rare print bears the stamp, verso, of Lucile Deming Lewis (not in Lugt), see McCarron pages 37-38.
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Under the Street Lamp -  LEWIS

Under the Street Lamp
Etching, 1928, McCarron 70, edition 83. 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the center right margin, well away from the image. This impression bears the round estate stamp of Lucile Deming Lewis.
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