Lot 388: MARTIN LEWIS Rain on Murray Hill.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Rain on Murray Hill.
Drypoint printed in dark, bluish black on cream wove paper, 1928. 200x300 mm; 7 7/8x11<7/8> inches, full margins. Edition of 110. Signed and inscribed "imp" in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with all the delicate vertical lines of rain distinct, with strong contrasts and no sign of wear.
According to McCarron, "The Thirty-fourth Street Armory at Park Avenue, now demolished, is shown in the print at right. It was a few blocks from Lewis's studio at 145 East Thirty-fourth Street. Lewis printed some impressions of Rain on Murray Hill in green ink that conveys a particularly strong sense of dampness." McCarron 75.