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Martin Lewis(1881-1962)
Martin Lewis, (Australian/American, 1881-1962), Above the Yards, Weehawken, 1918, aquatint, 17 1/2" x 23 3/4"

Lot 93: Martin Lewis, (Australian/American, 1881-1962), Above the Yards, Weehawken, 1918, aquatint, 17 1/2" x 23 3/4"

Auction Date: Oct 13, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Martin Lewis
(Australian/American, 1881-1962)
Above the Yards, Weehawken, 1918
aquatint
signed in plate lower left
initialed by the artist's wife, 1973 lower right
numbered in pencil lower left
edition of 100
17 1/2" x 23 3/4"
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Martin Lewis, (Australian/American, 1881-1962), Dock Workers Under the Brooklyn Bridge, 1916, etching and aquatint, 17 1/2" x 23 3/4...

Lot 92: Martin Lewis, (Australian/American, 1881-1962), Dock Workers Under the Brooklyn Bridge, 1916, etching and aquatint, 17 1/2" x 23 3/4...

Auction Date: Oct 13, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Martin Lewis
(Australian/American, 1881-1962)
Dock Workers Under the Brooklyn Bridge, 1916
etching and aquatint
signed in plate lower left
initialed by the artist's wife, 1973
numbered in pencil lower left
edition of 100
17 1/2" x 23 3/4"
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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MARTIN LEWIS, (AMERICAN, 1881–1962) DRYPOINT, ON WOVE PAPER 1933 H 8.9" W 14.6" WET NIGHT, ROUTE 6

Lot 1000: MARTIN LEWIS, (AMERICAN, 1881–1962) DRYPOINT, ON WOVE PAPER 1933 H 8.9" W 14.6" WET NIGHT, ROUTE 6

Auction Date: Oct 08, 2021

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: Signed in the plate lower left and signed in pencil lower right. A superb, luminous, richly-inked impression of this scarce print, with all the details distinct. Edition of approximately 51. Provenance: Kennedy Co. -785 - 5th. Ave. NYC. (paper label affixed verso). Literature: McCarron 104. According to McCarron, "The locale depicted is the highway between Newtown and Sandy Hook, Connecticut (Lewis and his family had moved from New York to Connecticut, on the advice of friend and fellow artit Armin Landeck, during the Depression years)." We have found only 7 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Sheet Size H 12.75" W 18.5" Frame Measurements H 15.5" W 20.75"...

Location: Detroit, MI, US

Auction House: DuMouchelles

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Arch, Midnight, 1930

Lot 117: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Arch, Midnight, 1930

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Martin Lewis
(American, 1881-1962)
Arch, Midnight, 1930
etching
signed in pencil (lower right)
8 x 11 1/2 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962), Passing Freight, Danbury

Lot 172: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962), Passing Freight, Danbury

Auction Date: Sep 18, 2021

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962), Passing Freight, Danbury

drypoint and sand ground, 1934, pencil signed at lower right, edition of 47, framed. McCarron 108.
Platemark 8 7/8 x 14 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 19 3/4 x 24 1/8 in.
Martin Lewis is one of the most celebrated of the early twentieth century printmakers, known for his moody and alluring scenes as well as his mastery of lights and darks through etching. He depicted urban views of the 1920s and 30s in New York City that often evoke a film noir atmosphere. Lewis' works remain some of the most highly collected of the early twentieth century.

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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

Auction House: Leland Little Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962), Cathedral Steps

Lot 173: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962), Cathedral Steps

Auction Date: Sep 18, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962), Cathedral Steps

drypoint on cream wove paper, 1931, pencil signed at lower right, edition of approximately 42, framed. McCarron 93.
Platemark 10 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.; Frame dimensions 20 3/4 x 26 1/8 in.
Martin Lewis is one of the most celebrated of the early twentieth century printmakers, known for his moody and alluring scenes as well as his mastery of lights and darks through etching. He depicted urban views of the 1920s and 30s in New York City that often evoke a film noir atmosphere. Lewis' works remain some of the most highly collected of the early twentieth century.

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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

Auction House: Leland Little Auctions

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MARTIN LEWIS - HI-LI TOURNAMENT

Lot 16: MARTIN LEWIS - HI-LI TOURNAMENT

Auction Date: Jul 29, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description:
Lot 16
Martin Lewis

Australian/American (1881-1962)
Hi-Li Tournament (1937)
drypoint
pencil signed lower right
plate: 8 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches

Provenance:
Property from the Estate of Eleanor Jacobs
The Old Print Shop, New York
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Capsule Gallery Auction

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Street Booth, Tokyo, New Year's Eve, 1927

Lot 313: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Street Booth, Tokyo, New Year's Eve, 1927

Auction Date: Jun 17, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Drypoint, McCarron 60. Only state, 40 recorded impression. On cream colored paper. signed 'Martin Lewis' (lower right)....

Location: Geneseo, NY, US

Auction House: Cottone Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) "Arch, Midnight, 1930"

Lot 314: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) "Arch, Midnight, 1930"

Auction Date: Jun 17, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: Drypoint printed in black on cream laid paper, McCarron 84. Edition of 99 recorded impressions. Illustrated American Etchers: Martin Lewis. Signed and dedicated 'To Sue Kingsley on her birthday - from Martin - Sept. 14, 1930' (lower left) 'Martin Lewis' (lower right)....

Location: Geneseo, NY, US

Auction House: Cottone Auctions

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Clearing Rain, Evening, Japan;

Lot 26: Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Clearing Rain, Evening, Japan;

Auction Date: Jun 09, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)
Clearing Rain, Evening, Japan (McCarron 59), 1927
Drypoint, on laid watermarked paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'imp', from the edition of 72, with margins slightly unevenly trimmed.
14 7/8 x 9 3/8in (37.8 x 23.8cm)
sheet 18 x 12 3/8in (45.7 x 31.4cm)
For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Fifth Avenue Bridge;

Lot 27: Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Fifth Avenue Bridge;

Auction Date: Jun 09, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)
Fifth Avenue Bridge (McCarron 72), 1928
Drypoint, on laid paper, signed in pencil, from the total edition of 108 and 1 trial proof, with margins.
9 7/8 x 12in (25 x 30.4cm)
sheet 12 1/2 x 14 5/8in (31.7 x 37cm)
For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Wet Saturday;

Lot 28: Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Wet Saturday;

Auction Date: Jun 09, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)
Wet Saturday (McCarron 81), 1929
Drypoint, on laid paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'imp', from the total edition of 72 and 1 trial proof, with margins.
10 x 10 3/8in (25.4 x 26.2cm)
sheet 13 x 14in (33 x 35.5cm)
For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) PENCIL SIGNED DRYPOINT ETCHING

Lot 67: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) PENCIL SIGNED DRYPOINT ETCHING

Auction Date: May 22, 2021

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)

Mother and Daughter.

1927

The drypoint etching from an edition of only 50 prints is signed by the artist in pencil below the image lower right, signed again within the plate lower left.

Image measures 10 x 6.75 with a framed size of 20.25 x 17 inches.

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Location: Lone Jack, MO, US

Auction House: Dirk Soulis Auctions

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881 - 1962) PENCIL SIGNED ETCHING

Lot 10: MARTIN LEWIS (1881 - 1962) PENCIL SIGNED ETCHING

Auction Date: May 22, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881 - 1962)

Night in New York

1932

The etching from an edition of 135 prints is signed by the artist in pencil below the image lower right and signed in the plate as well, the Chicago Society of Etchers blind stamp is at the lower left corner below the image.

Image measures 8.5 x 8.75 with a framed size of 20.5 x 20.75 inches.

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Location: Lone Jack, MO, US

Auction House: Dirk Soulis Auctions

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Martin Lewis Australian/American, 1881-1962 Old House in Derby, Connecticut

Lot 96: Martin Lewis Australian/American, 1881-1962 Old House in Derby, Connecticut

Auction Date: May 05, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Martin Lewis
Australian/American, 1881-1962
Old House in Derby, Connecticut
Inscribed as titled (lr)
Pencil and white chalk on paper
11 3/8 x 9 inches

Provenance:
The artist
Estate of the artist
Paul McCarron, Fine Prints and Drawings, New York
Private collection


C Property of a Private Pennsylvania Collection
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) PENCIL SIGNED AQUATINT

Lot 5: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) PENCIL SIGNED AQUATINT

Auction Date: Apr 24, 2021

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)

Which Way?

1932

The fine aquatint etching from an edition of 53 prints or fewer is signed by the artist in pencil below the image lower right. An exceptional example of American printmaking with its myriad textures and depictions of lit surfaces beneath stars in the nighttime sky. A network of overhead power lines seems to allude to paths past, present and future. The strong, successful impression of this particular print gives it an exceptionally rich velvety burr.

Image measures 10 x 15.5, sheet size 14.25 x 19, the frame is 19.75 x 25 inches.

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Location: Lone Jack, MO, US

Auction House: Dirk Soulis Auctions

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Arch, Midnight MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Arch, Midn

Lot 82: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Arch, Midnight MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Arch, Midn

Auction Date: Apr 16, 2021

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Arch, Midnight MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Arch, Midnight drypoint, on blue-green laid paper, 1930, McCarron's first state (of two), signed and annotated 'Trial proof no. 7' in pencil (one of twelve trial proofs, the…...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Cathedral Steps MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Cathedral

Lot 83: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Cathedral Steps MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Cathedral

Auction Date: Apr 16, 2021

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Cathedral Steps MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Cathedral Steps drypoint, on wove paper, 1931, signed in pencil, one of approximately 42 impressions, with margins, in generally very good condition Image: 10 ¼ x 16 ¾ in.…...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Wet Night, Route 6 MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Wet Ni

Lot 84: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Wet Night, Route 6 MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Wet Ni

Auction Date: Apr 16, 2021

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Wet Night, Route 6 MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) Wet Night, Route 6 drypoint, on wove paper, 1933, signed in pencil, one of approximately 51 recorded impressions, with wide margins, in good condition Image: 8 7/8 x 14 5/8…...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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MARTIN LEWIS (New York/Connecticut/Maine/Australia, 1881-1962), "Clearing rain, Evening, Japan, 1927"., Drypoint etching, 15.75" x 10.25" sight. Unframed.

Lot 283: MARTIN LEWIS (New York/Connecticut/Maine/Australia, 1881-1962), "Clearing rain, Evening, Japan, 1927"., Drypoint etching, 15.75" x 10.25" sight. Unframed.

Auction Date: Apr 01, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
New York/Connecticut/Maine/Australia 1881-1962
"Clearing rain, Evening, Japan, 1927".

Signed in pencil lower right "Martin Lewis".
Drypoint etching, 15.75" x 10.25" sight. Unframed.
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962) "Winter on White Street"

Lot 37: Martin Lewis (1881-1962) "Winter on White Street"

Auction Date: Jan 03, 2021

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: Martin Lewis (New York, Connecticut, Maine / Australia, 1881 - 1962) "Winter on White Street" Drypoint etching and sand ground on cream wove paper, 1934. Full margins. Third state (of 3). Edition of 41. Signed in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked impression. Lucile Deming Lewis (wife of the artist) collection stamp and inscription verso. Kennedy Galleries label verso. One similar etching by Martin Lewis was sold at Swann Galleries on September 19, 2019 for a price realized of $20,000 (see last image for reference).

Image Size: 10 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (276 x 175 mm)
Sheet Size: 15 x 10 in.
Unframed.
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Location: Sarasota, FL, US

Auction House: Helmuth Stone

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) - Night in New York

Lot 58: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) - Night in New York

Auction Date: Nov 19, 2020

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962)
Night in New York
etching, on laid paper, 1932, signed in pencil, from the edition of 125 (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by the Chicago Society of Etchers, with their blindstamp; together with Corner Shadows, drypoint, 1930
Image: 8 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. (213 x 225 mm.)
Sheet: 13 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (340 x 302 mm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962) "Winter on White Street"

Lot 12: Martin Lewis (1881-1962) "Winter on White Street"

Auction Date: Oct 04, 2020

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: Martin Lewis (New York, Connecticut, Maine / Australia, 1881 - 1962) "Winter on White Street" Drypoint etching and sand ground on cream wove paper, 1934. Full margins. Third state (of 3). Edition of 41. Signed in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked impression. Lucile Deming Lewis (wife of the artist) collection stamp and inscription verso. Kennedy Galleries label verso.

Image Size: 10 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (276 x 175 mm).
Sheet Size: 15 x 10 in.
Unframed.
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Location: Sarasota, FL, US

Auction House: Helmuth Stone

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Martin Lewis (1881 - 1962) "Stoops in the Snow"

Lot 11: Martin Lewis (1881 - 1962) "Stoops in the Snow"

Auction Date: Oct 04, 2020

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: Martin Lewis (New York, Connecticut, Maine / Australia, 1881 - 1962) "Stoops in the Snow" Drypoint and sandpaper ground on cream wove paper, 1930. Second state (of 2). Edition of 115. Signed in pencil, lower right. A superb, richly-inked impression. McCarron 89.

10x15 in. (253x381 mm) full margins.
Sheet Size: 18.5 x 13.25 in.
Unframed.
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Location: Sarasota, FL, US

Auction House: Helmuth Stone

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Wet Saturday;

Lot 36: Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Wet Saturday;

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)
Wet Saturday (M. 81), 1929
Drypoint, on laid paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'imp', from the total edition of 72 and 1 trial proof, with margins.
10 x 10 3/8in (25.4 x 26.2cm)
sheet 13 x 14in (33 x 35.5cm)

For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Fifth Avenue Bridge;

Lot 35: Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Fifth Avenue Bridge;

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2020

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)
Fifth Avenue Bridge (M. 72), 1928
Drypoint, on laid paper, signed in pencil, from the total edition of 108 and 1 trial proof, with margins.
9 7/8 x 12in (25 x 30.4cm)
sheet 12 1/2 x 14 5/8in (31.7 x 37cm)

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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Under the Street Lamp;

Lot 34: Martin Lewis (1881-1962); Under the Street Lamp;

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Martin Lewis (1881-1962)
Under the Street Lamp (M. 70), 1928
Etching, on laid paper with FJH watermark, signed in pencil and annotated 'imp', from the edition of 83, with margins.
14 7/8 x 9 3/8in (37.7 x 23.7cm)
sheet 18 15/16 x 13 3/8in (48 x 33.9cm)

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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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MARTIN LEWIS, American (1881-1962), Arch, Midnight, 1930, drypoint on paper, signed in plate lower left, signed in pencil lower righ...

Lot 162: MARTIN LEWIS, American (1881-1962), Arch, Midnight, 1930, drypoint on paper, signed in plate lower left, signed in pencil lower righ...

Auction Date: Sep 17, 2020

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
American (1881-1962)
Arch, Midnight, 1930
drypoint on paper, signed in plate lower left, signed in pencil lower right "Martin Lewis"
8 x 11 1/2 inches

Provenance: Private Collection, Wisconsin.

Other Notes:
Tags: fine prints, modern / contemporary, 20th century, listed artist
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Location: Milford, CT, US

Auction House: Shannon's

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Break in the Thunderstorm, 1930 Drypoint on l

Lot 68088: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Break in the Thunderstorm, 1930 Drypoint on l

Auction Date: Jul 01, 2020

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Break in the Thunderstorm, 1930
Drypoint on laid paper, second state of two
12-1/8 x 9-3/4 inches (30.8 x 24.8 cm) (plate)
Edition of approximately 66
Signed in pencil in lower margin

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR, DALLAS

LITERATURE:
P. McCarron, The Prints of Martin Lewis, A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1995, p. 156, no. 86.


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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Sun Bath, 1935 Lithograph on wove paper, seco

Lot 68087: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Sun Bath, 1935 Lithograph on wove paper, seco

Auction Date: Jul 01, 2020

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Sun Bath, 1935
Lithograph on wove paper, second state of two
10-1/8 x 13-3/8 inches (25.7 x 34 cm) (plate)
Edition of approximately 14
Signed and inscribed '2nd State' in pencil in lower margin

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR, DALLAS

LITERATURE:
P. McCarron, The Prints of Martin Lewis, A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1995, p. 200, no. 114.


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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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MARTIN LEWIS, New York/Connecticut/Maine/Australia, 1881-1962, "Boss of the Block"., Etching and aquatint on wove paper, 11" x 7.5"...

Lot 558: MARTIN LEWIS, New York/Connecticut/Maine/Australia, 1881-1962, "Boss of the Block"., Etching and aquatint on wove paper, 11" x 7.5"...

Auction Date: Jun 12, 2020

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
New York/Connecticut/Maine/Australia, 1881-1962

"Boss of the Block". Signed lower right "Martin Lewis".
Etching and aquatint on wove paper, 11" x 7.5" to the plate line. Framed 22" x 18".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Night in New York, 1932 Etching on paper 8-3/

Lot 27001: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Night in New York, 1932 Etching on paper 8-3/

Auction Date: May 14, 2020

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Night in New York, 1932
Etching on paper
8-3/8 x 8-7/8 inches (21.3 x 22.5 cm) (image)
13-1/2 x 12 inches (sheet)
Edition of 135
Signed in pencil lower right, with publisher's stamp lower left
Published by the Chicago Society of Etchers
Printed by Charles S. White, New York

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR, DALLAS, TEXAS


LITERATURE:
McCarron, 102



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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Shadows on the Road, 1926 Drypoint and sandpa

Lot 27002: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Shadows on the Road, 1926 Drypoint and sandpa

Auction Date: May 14, 2020

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Shadows on the Road, 1926
Drypoint and sandpaper ground on wove paper
7-7/8 x 10 inches (20 x 25.4 cm) (image)
12-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches (31.8 x 44.5 cm) (sheet)
Edition of 54
Signed in pencil lower right

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR, DALLAS, TEXAS


LITERATURE:
McCarron, 48



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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Sunday Garden Inspection, 1927 Drypoint on ha

Lot 27004: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Sunday Garden Inspection, 1927 Drypoint on ha

Auction Date: May 14, 2020

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Sunday Garden Inspection, 1927
Drypoint on handmade Swedish paper
11-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches (30.2 x 20 cm) (image)
16 x 11-1/2 inches (40.6 x 29.2 cm) (sheet)
Edition of 34
Signed in pencil lower right

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR, DALLAS, TEXAS


LITERATURE:
McCarron, 60



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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Suburban Evening, 1925 Charcoal on paper 12-1

Lot 27003: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Suburban Evening, 1925 Charcoal on paper 12-1

Auction Date: May 14, 2020

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Suburban Evening, 1925
Charcoal on paper
12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm)
Initialed lower left: M.L.

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR, DALLAS, TEXAS


PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, September 25, 1990, lot 279.



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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) - Night in New York -

Lot 76: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) - Night in New York -

Auction Date: May 14, 2020

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962
Night in New York etching, on laid paper, 1932, signed in pencil, from the edition of 125 (there were also ten artist's proofs
, published by the Chicago Society of Etchers, with their blindstamp; together with Corner Shadows, drypoint, 1930Image: 83/8 x 87/8 in. (213 x 225 mm.
Sheet: 133/8 x 117/8 in. (340 x 302 mm.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) - Chance Meeting -

Lot 75: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962) - Chance Meeting -

Auction Date: May 14, 2020

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962
Chance Meeting drypoint, on laid paper, 1940-41, signed in pencil, one of approximately 105 impressions, published by the Society of American Etchers, New YorkImage: 103/8 x 73/8 in. (264 x 187 mm.
Sheet: 153/8 x 105/8 in. (391 x 270 mm.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Martin Lewis drypoint

Lot 147: Martin Lewis drypoint

Auction Date: Mar 21, 2020

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American 1882-1962)- ''Corner Shadows'' (Mc Carron 83)- drypoint, 1929, edition of 232, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 7, very good condition. 8 3/8 x 8 15/16''...

Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Auction House: Rachel Davis Fine Arts

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Martin Lewis etching

Lot 148: Martin Lewis etching

Auction Date: Mar 21, 2020

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: Martin Lewis (American 1881-1962)- ''Boss of the Block'' (Mc Carron 128)- etching and aquatint, ca. 1939, signed in pencil, total edition of 212, old hinge remnants top 2 corners, some loss to paper along left side well away from image otherwise very good condition. 11 x 7 1/4''...

Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Auction House: Rachel Davis Fine Arts

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Martin Lewis etching

Lot 147: Martin Lewis etching

Auction Date: Mar 21, 2020

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American 1881-1962)- "Night in New York" (Mc Carron 102)- etching, 1932, edition of 125, probably one of the 10 proofs, Margin 1 1/2 inches or more with ink and minor soiling, gentle handling creases almost exclusively to the margins, ink fingerprints verso and 1 recto, paper age toned. 8 3/8 x 9"...

Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Auction House: Rachel Davis Fine Arts

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Martin Lewis (American 1881-1962), Cathedral Steps (McCarron 93)

Lot 62: Martin Lewis (American 1881-1962), Cathedral Steps (McCarron 93)

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2020

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American 1881-1962)
Cathedral Steps (McCarron 93)
Drypoint, 1931, signed Martin Lewis in graphite l.r.; apparently in good condition. Framed.*
Sight size: 279 x 438 mm (11 x 17-1/4 in)Property of Various Owners

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Location: Rockville, MD, US

Auction House: Weschler's

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Corner Shadows, 1930 Drypoint and sand ground

Lot 27130: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Corner Shadows, 1930 Drypoint and sand ground

Auction Date: Mar 12, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
Corner Shadows, 1930
Drypoint and sand ground on laid paper
8-5/8 x 8-7/8 inches (21.9 x 22.5 cm) (plate)
10-5/8 x 12-1/4 inches (26.9 x 31.1 cm) (sheet)
Ed. 242
Signed in pencil lower right
Published by the Print Club of Cleveland, Ohio

Property of a New Jersey Family


LITERATURE:
P. McCarron, no. 83.



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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) 5th Avenue Bridge Crossing, 1928 Drypoint on

Lot 27133: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) 5th Avenue Bridge Crossing, 1928 Drypoint on

Auction Date: Mar 12, 2020

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
5th Avenue Bridge Crossing, 1928
Drypoint on laid paper
9-7/8 x 11-7/8 inches (25.1 x 30.2 cm) (plate)
13-7/8 x 16-7/8 inches (35.2 x 42.9 cm) (sheet)
Ed. 108
Signed in pencil lower right

Property of a New Jersey Family


LITERATURE:
P. McCarron, no. 72.



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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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MARTIN LEWIS Shadows on the Ramp.

Lot 162: MARTIN LEWIS Shadows on the Ramp.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Shadows on the Ramp.

Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1927. 228x266 mm; 9x10 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 75. Signed and inscribed "imp." in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, luminous impression with sharp contrasts and richly-inked burr.

This drypoint was executed the same year as Lewis' first solo exhibition in New York, at the gallery Kennedy & Co.

According to McCarron, "The composition of Shadows on the Ramp is particularly well organized. The group of four figures, enlivened by the placement of heads and legs, is set against the strong angular shapes of the buildings and their shadows. Lights burning in carefully chosen windows provide additional interest." McCarron 64.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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MARTIN LEWIS Fifth Avenue Bridge.

Lot 163: MARTIN LEWIS Fifth Avenue Bridge.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Fifth Avenue Bridge.

Drypoint, 1928. 253x303 mm; 9 7/8x12 inches, full margins. Edition of 108. Signed and inscribed "imp." in pencil, lower right. A superb, luminous, richly-inked impression.

Lewis (1881-1962) produced 32 prints between 1915 and 1920 before leaving for Japan. He cut short his stay in 1922 due to difficulty learning the language and limited commercial success for his work. Though brief, this sojourn to Japan proved indispensable to his artistic development. His exposure to Japanese aesthetics influenced his printmaking after his return to America (he produced no prints in Japan, only watercolors and oils), as he honed his ability to imbue the mundane with the extraordinary--to take the simple moments he witnessed around New York City, as well as his country home in nearby Connecticut, and capture their profundity and beauty in etchings and drypoints. McCarron 72.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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MARTIN LEWIS Corner Shadows.

Lot 164: MARTIN LEWIS Corner Shadows.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Corner Shadows.

Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1930. 213x225 mm; 8 3/8x8 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 242. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by the Print Club of Cleveland. A brilliant, dark and richly-inked impression. McCarron 83.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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MARTIN LEWIS Rainy Day, Queens.

Lot 165: MARTIN LEWIS Rainy Day, Queens.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Rainy Day, Queens.

Drypoint, 1931. 270x301 mm; 10 5/8x11 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 70. Signed in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with all the fine lines distinct.

Among Lewis' most masterful prints are those depicting scenes of New York City life. These prints have historical interest, as the imagery captures the architecture and urban scenery of the time, while simultaneously incorporating ephemeral moments. The time of day, the weather, the lighting, the street-level views--each aspect was important and added to the atmosphere of the scene. Lewis' use of shadows and light to create mood, life and movement is most powerful in his New York prints.

Rainy Day, Queens is among his most celebrated works, incorporating all of the aspects that make these prints such cherished glimpses into New York's bustling yester-year, while simultaneously capturing the timelessness of city life. McCarron 94.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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MARTIN LEWIS Beford Street Gang.

Lot 166: MARTIN LEWIS Beford Street Gang.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Beford Street Gang.

Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1935. 225x365 mm; 8 7/8x14 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately only 25. Signed in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked, luminous impression of this extremely scarce print.

According to McCarron, "The location depicted is Bedford Street in Greenwich Village, looking north toward Christopher Street. The brightly lighted marquee at upper right is the Hudson Movie Theater, today the Lucille Lortel Theater."

We have found only 7 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. McCarron 116.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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MARTIN LEWIS Chance Meeting.

Lot 168: MARTIN LEWIS Chance Meeting.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Chance Meeting.

Drypoint, 1940-41. 261x186 mm; 10 3/8x7 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 105. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by the Society of American Etchers, New York, with the accompanying essay by John Taylor Arms, the society President. A superb, richly-inked impression. McCarron 131.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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MARTIN LEWIS Night in New York.

Lot 169: MARTIN LEWIS Night in New York.

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Night in New York.

Etching, 1932. 213x225 mm; 8 3/8x8 3/4 inches, full margins. One of approximately only 10 artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 125. Signed and inscribed "Proof on old paper" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Charles S. White, New York. Published by the Chicago Society of Etchers. A brilliant, luminous impression of this extremely scarce proof. McCarron 102.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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