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Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

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New York images: Etchings and drypoints

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Arch, Midnight. 1930. Drypoint. McCarron 84. 8 1/8 x 11 5/8 (sheet 11 1/16 x 14 3/4). Edition of 99 recorded impressions. Illustrated American Etchers: Martin Lewis. A rich, well-inked impression printed on Whatman antique paper. Signed and dedicated 'To Charles S. White with best regards - April 4th - '30' in pencil. Price upon request.

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Building a Babylon, Tudor City, NY. 1929. Drypoint. McCarron 76. 12 7/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 16 5/8 x 12 1/4). 6th trial proof (McCarron records 84 impressions, including 4 trial proofs). Illustrated L'Amérique de la Dépression: Artistes Engagés des Années 30, Musée-Gallerie de la Seita, Paris, 1996. A rich impression printed on FJ Head creamlaid paper with a partial initial countermark and a hand watermark. A rare proof, unknown to McCarron. Annotated '6th trial proof' and signed 'Martin Lewis imp' in pencil, indicating an impression printed by the artist. $12,500.

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Cathedral Steps. 1931. Drypoint. McCarron 93. 10 1/2 x 16 3/4 (sheet 14 x 20). Edition 42 recorded impressions (including 7 trial proofs). A richly inked impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Derricks at Night. 1927. Drypoint. McCarron 62.ii. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 (sheet 11 1/2 x 16 1/8). Edition of 104 recorded impressions. Illustrated: Contemporary American Etching, American Art Dealers Association, New York, 1930. A rich impression printed on cream wove paper, with full. Signed and annotated 'imp' in pencil, indicating a proof printed by the artist. $11,000.

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(Dock Workers under the Brooklyn Bridge). c. 1916-18. Aquatint and etching. McCarron 15. 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 (sheet 26 1/8 x 39 1/2). 5 recorded impressions (including 4 trial proofs), plus a proposed edition of 100 issued by Kennedy Galleries in 1973 (fewer proofs were printed). A fine impression printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper with deckle edges. Signed 'Martin Lewis (L. D. L.) 1973). Louise Deming Louis was the artist's wife. $10,000.

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Fifth Avenue Bridge. 1928. Drypoint. McCarron 72. 9 7/8 x 12 (sheet 12 3/4 x 15). Edition of 108 recorded impressions. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper, with full margins. Signed in pencil. Price upon request. .

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The Glow of the City. 1929. Drypoint. McCarron 77. 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 (sheet 14 1/8 x 18 3/4). Edition of 110 recorded impressions, including 4 trial proofs. Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis; Fine Prints of the Year, 1930. A rich impression printed on Kalmer Swedish paper, with full margins. Signed and annotated "imp" in pencil, indicating a proof printed by the artist. Price on request.

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Night in New York. 1932. Etching. McCarron 102. 8 3/8 x 8 7/8 (sheet 13 1/2 x 12). Edition 125 for The Chicago Society of Etchers with their blindstamp (there were an additional 10 proofs plus one trial). A rich impression with plate tone, printed on the full sheet of cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. $15,000.

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Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children. 1929. Drypoint. McCarron 78. 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 (sheet 12 7/8 x 17 7/8). Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis. Edition 107. A fine impression printed on Swedish cream wove paper with full margins. Signed and annotated "imp" in pencil, indicating a proof printed by the artist. Price upon request.

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Rain on Murray Hill. 1928. Drypoint. McCarron 75. 7 13/16 x 11 3/4 (sheet 10 7/8 x 16 5/16). Edition 110 recorded impressions. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1926. An especially rich impression with drypoint burr and plate tone, printed in green/black ink on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Relics (Speakeasy Corner). 1928. Drypoint. McCarron 74. 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 (sheet 17 1/8 x 13 3/4). Edition of 111. Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis. A brilliant, luminous impression with rich, velvety burr, printed on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Shadow Dance. 1930. Drypoint and sandpaper ground. McCarron 88. 9 3/8 x 10 7/8 (sheet 13 x 14 7/8). ). Edition 109 recorded impressions. Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis; Fine Prints of the Year 1931; Prints vol. II, no. 2, 1932, p. 18. A fine impression printed on white wove paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Shadows on the Ramp. 1927. Drypoint and sand ground. McCarron 64. 9 x 10 1/2 (sheet 12 3/8 x 14). Edition 75 recorded impressions. A rich, tonal impression with drypoint burr, printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Skyline, New York. 1919. Etching and drypoint. McCarron 36. 8 7/8 x 10 3/8 (sheet 12 1/4 x 14 . 11 recorded impressions (intended edition 50. Lewis states that he destroyed 6 of the 11 proofs returned to him by Kennedy). A luminous impression printed on beige wove paper. An extremely rare image as apparently only 5 proofs are extant. Price upon request.

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Snow on the 'El'. 1931. Drypoint and sandpaper ground. McCarron 95. 14 x 9 (sheet 17 1/2 x 12 5/8). Edition 49 recorded impressions (including 5 trial proofs). A rich, tonal impression printed on Whatman antique laid paper with full margins. Signed and dedicated 'To Beatrice Bruehl with all good wishes- from M.L. Dec. 25/43' in pencil. Price upon request.

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Spring Night, Greenwich Village. 1930. Drypoint and sand ground. McCarron 85. 10 x 12 3/8 (sheet 13 1/4 x 15 5/8). Edition 92. A rich, tonal impression printed on laid paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Stoops in Snow. 1930. Drypoint and sandpaper ground. McCarron 89.ii. 10 x 15 (sheet 13 1/2 x 18 1/2). Edition 115 recorded impressions. Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis. An impression is exhibited at in Washington, D.C. A rich, tonal impression printed on Whatman white paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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Sunday Garden Inspection. 1927. Drypoint. McCarron 67.ii. 11 3/4 x 8 (sheet 16 x 11 5/8). Edition of 34 recorded impressions (intended edition 50). A rich, well-inked impression printed on cream wove paper with full margins. Signed 'Martin Lewis imp' in pencil, indicating an impression printed by the artist. $3,000.

New York: Drawings

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The Feathered Hat. 1930. Pencil drawing. 8 7/8 x 5 15/16. Drawn on the full sheet of cream sketch paper. Estate seal verso: Lucile Deming Lewis Collection [the artist's wife]; estate inventory number LDL-459. Signed and initialed in pencil by the artist's daughter-in-law, Patricia Lewis. $750.

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Figure Study. 1940-41. Pencil drawing. 8 x 4 15/16. Drawn on the full sheet of sketch book paper. Related to the two female figures in 'Chance Meeting', McCarron 131; a. Woman on left holding grocery bag, b. Woman on right standing. Estate stamp verso: Lucile Deming Collection [the artist's wife]. Estate inventory number LDL-986. Signed and initialed in pencil by the artist's daughter-in-law, Patricia Lewis. $850.

Connecticut images

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Circus Night. 1933. Drypoint and sandground. McCarron 103. 11 1/8 x 14 7/8 (sheet 12 x 15 1/2). Edition 43 recorded impressions, some unsigned. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1934. A rich, tonal impression printed on [S]WEDEN wove paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

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The Passing Freight, Danbury. 1934. Drypoint and sand ground. McCarron 108. 8 7/8 x 14 7/8 (sheet 12 1/7 x 17 5/8). Edition 46 (including 6 trial proofs). A rich, tonal impression printed on cream laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Reserved.

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Politics. 1936. Drypoint and sand ground. McCarron 118.ii. 9 3/4 x 10 5/8 (sheet 13 7/8 x 15). Trial proof 10, edition 27 (including 11 trial proofs). McCarron cites this impression to describe the second state. A rich, tonal impression printed on 'FJ Head & Co' cream wove paper with full margins. Provenance: estate of Delores D. Di Paola. Signed and annotated 'trial proof 10' in pencil.$9,750.

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Shadows -- Garage at Night. c. 1928. Conte crayon drawing. Study for the drypoint, McCarron 69. 10 1/8 x 12 3/4 (the drypoint measures 9 7/8 x 11 7/8). The drypoint is illustrated in Fine Prints of the Year, 1928. The catalogue raisonne mentions this study: "There is a preparatory drawing for this print in charcoal, pencil and brown crayon on gray brown paper (LDL-323, 255 x 330 mm), signed by Patricia Lewis after the artist's death. " (p. 130). Small paper losses at top sheet edges, backed with mulberry paper; otherwise fine condition. Estate stamp verso: Lucile Deming Collection [the artist's wife]. Signed and initialed by Patricia Lewis, the artist's daughter-in-law. The image is not reversed in the etching, as is often the case. $9,500.

Marine images

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Speed and Sunshine. 1916. Etching and sand ground. McCarron 12. 7 1/2 x 9 7/8 (sheet 10 1/2 x 13 3/4). Total of 17 recorded impressions (intended edition 25). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $3,250.

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Trade Winds. c. 1918. Drypoint. McCarron 25.7 7/8 x 11 3/4 (sheet 12 x 15 1/4). 22 recorded impressions (intended edition 50). A rich impression with drypoint burr printed on cream wove paper. Blindstamp: 'ISSUED BY / FRANCIS H. ROBERTSON/ print publisher / NEW YORK CITY AND WESTPORT, CONN." Signed in pencil. $3,250.

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