Martin Lewis aquatints for sale

American, 1881-1962

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Cronies -  LEWIS

Cronies
Aquatint, 1932, McCarron 96, edition 60. 9 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on off-white laid paper and in very good condition. (There's the faintest trace of toning within a previous mat opening.) The margins are full. Ex-collection: Patricia Lewis with her ink stamp, verso, at the bottom on the sheet. This print was done while Lewis was living in rural Connecticut.
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Cronies -  LEWIS

Cronies
Aquatint, 1932, McCarron 96, edition 60 including three trial proofs. 9 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right and also inscribed, "first trial proof." This is a rich, dark impression of an UNRECORDED FIRST STATE. This impression is before considerable work (lightening) on the clothes of the figures at left, and before multiple changes (lightening) on the right between the tire tracks and also further to the right side. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print was done while Lewis was living in rural Connecticut.
$5,500

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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Which Way? -  LEWIS

Which Way?
Aquatint, 1932, McCarron 99, edition 53 including 3 trial proofs. 10 3/8 x 15 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This large work is a tour de force of the aquatint medium. The surface of this impression is pristine.
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