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Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

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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. Paper losses in the upper and lower right-hand corners and a 3/8-inch tear in the upper right-hand corner. 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 corners and a 3/8-inch tear, 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. Housed in a 16 x 20-inch triple mat. $9,750.

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