Lot 389: MARTIN LEWIS Day''s End.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Drypoint on cream laid paper, 1937. 245x340 mm; 9 5/8x13 3/8 inches, full margins. Third state (of 3). Artist''s proof, aside from the edition of 34. Signed and inscribed "3--trial proof" in pencil, lower margin. A brilliant, richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce print.
We have found only 5 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years.
According to McCarron, "The sign on the smokestack at right reads ''Danbury & Bethel Fur Co Inc.'' Lewis depicted factory workers shuffling homeward at the end of the day." McCarron 120.