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Martin Lewis (1881 - 1962)

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

Weschler's

March 13, 2020
Rockville, MD, US

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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

Condition Report

Linen tape hinged at top center margin with linen tape remnants on verso at top corners with associated minor handling creases at hinges; more pronounced, though slight, crease u.r.; numbered in pencil on verso l.r. (visible on recto) and l.l., with minor associated handling creases; very faint mat toning; tiny black mark in margin left edge and in margin l.r.; very small and faint spot of foxing u.r. margin; overall in good condition (see photos)


Weschler''s provides written condition reports, upon request, for any lot in our auctions. Such a condition report is provided as a courtesy to our clients and should in no instance replace first hand inspection by a prospective buyer or his/her agent. All property is sold "as is" in accordance with the terms set forth in paragraph 2 of Conditions of Sale. Neither Weschler''s nor the consignor makes any express or implied warranty or representation as to the condition of any lot offered for sale, and no statement made at any time, whether oral or written, shall constitute such a warranty or representation. *While we do our best to protect the frames, we will not be responsible for damage, regardless of cause. Images, descriptions and condition reports used on this site are original copyright material and are not to be reproduced without permission. For further information please contact our business offices at 202.628.1281.

Notes

Note:
According to Paul McCarron''s The Prints of Martin Lewis, this work depicts "the lower steps of St. Patrick''s Cathedral at dusk, with the lighted windows of Saks Fifth Avenue department store in the background. Lying on the steps is a discarded newspaper, the Evening Observer, with the headline ''Love Nest.''"

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Accepted forms of payment: COD (cash on delivery), Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer

Shipping

While Weschler's does not provide packing and shipping services other than jewelry purchases, we do have a list of recommended third party shippers to assist you. It is the responsibility of each purchaser to make their own shipping arrangements.

Keep in mind, property may not be released without receipt of purchase payment. In addition, once you have finalized shipping arrangements you must notify our shipping department to confirm your intentions. No property will be released without your confirmation with our office.

Maryland Sales Tax is computed on this total purchase price. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; or (ii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier.

Please note that all property must be removed from our premises within one week (7 days) post-sale from a Capital Collections auction and three (3) days post-sale from a Metro Online or Timed auction.

If you have any questions about shipping, please contact Deborah Knott between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at [email protected] or 202-628-1281.

Capital Collections Auction

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Weschler's
March 13, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

Rockville, MD, US

Buyer's Premium

$0 - 100,000: 23.0%
$100,001 - 500,000: 21.0%
$500,001+: 19.0%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $99 $5
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000+ $10,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Terms and Conditions

1. REGISTRATION
Prior to sale, all bidders must register with a Weschler's representative and receive a bidding number. A bidding number will be required of the successful bidder at the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer for each lot.
2. "AS IS" CONDITION
The Auctioneer and the Seller (Consignor) assume no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity or the authorship of any property identified in the catalogue (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified herein). All property is sold "As Is" and neither the Auctioneer nor the Seller (Consignor) makes any guarantees, warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness or any implied warranty or merchantability or any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose as it relates to description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, safety, reliability or condition of the property. If any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose can be construed from the catalogue, auction, or bill of sale, such warranties are disclaimed by the Auctioneer and the Seller (Consignor). No statement in the catalogue or made at the sale or in the Bill of Sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty, guarantee or representation or an admission of liability.
3. GUARANTEE
Notwithstanding the preceding condition, if within 14 days of the date of the sale, on any lot, the purchaser must give notice in writing to the Auctioneer that the lot sold is a counterfeit and, if within 7 days after such notice the purchaser returns to the Auctioneer in the same condition as when sold, and gives written proof from a recognized impartial expert which establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the returned lot is in fact a counterfeit and that this was not indicated by a fair reading of the cat­logue or the Auctioneer's comments at the time of sale, the Auctioneer as agent for the Consignor will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price paid defined as the amount of the successful bid price, plus buyer's premium. The guarantee is made only to the original purchaser of record (i.e., the registered bidder) and not any subsequent owners. The original buyer must have remained the owner of the lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party.
The term counterfeit is defined as a modern fake or forgery, and made with the intent to deceive.
4. WITHDRAWAL
The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdrawal any property at any time before actual sale.
5. BIDDING
Unless otherwise announced by the Auctioneer at the time of sale, all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalogue. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bid acknowledged by the Auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the Auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder, or to re-offer and re-sell the article in dispute. If the Auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he may reject the bid; and if, having acknowledged an open­ing bid he decides that any advance is not sufficient, he may reject the advance.
6. PURCHASER'S RESPONSIBILITY
On the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer, title to the offered lot passes to the highest bidder who, thereupon will pay the full purchase price therefore or such part as the Auctioneer may require. All deposits may be applied to any or all purchases made by the purchaser at this or any previous sale. All property shall be removed by the purchaser at his expense on the day of sale or within one week post-sale, if not so removed, may be sent by the Auctioneer to a public warehouse for the account, risk and expense of the purchaser. Any damage to or loss of any item purchased which is left with the Auctioneer after the day of purchase is the purchaser's sole responsibility. If the foregoing conditions or any other applicable conditions herein are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to the Auctioneer and the Consignor by law, including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price, the Auctioneer at its option, may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser, or (b) re-sell the property on 3 days notice to the purchaser and for the account and risk of the purchaser, either publicly or privately, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency plus all costs, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, and the Auctioneer's commission at its regular rates and all other charges due here­under, and incidental charges. No claims shall be allowed after removal of goods and no article shall be re-sold for purchaser at the sale where purchased.

A premium equal to 22%* of the successful bid price up to and including $100,000, 20% of the successful bid price $100,001-$500,000, and 18% of the successful bid price over $500,000 will be added there­to and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.

In addition, online purchasers through Invaluable, Auctionzip or Weschler's Infinite Bidding are charged an additional premium of 3% of the hammer price.

Maryland Sales Tax is computed on the total purchase price. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; (ii) the sales price of precious metal bullion or coins is greater than $1000; or (iii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier. On any cash transactions or series of transactions exceeding $10,000, Treasury Form 8300 will be filed. *Discount for Cash, Wire Transfer or Local and/or Approved Checks.

After five (5) business days and the failure to pay in full, the Auctioneer reserves the right to charge the Purchaser's credit card on file ten percent (10%) of the entire amount due (including the hammer price, buyer's premium, all applicable taxes and other charges). After fourteen (14) days, the Auctioneer has the right to charge the entire amount due (including the hammer price, buyer's premium, all applicable taxes and other charges) to the Purchaser's credit card on file.
Buyers not known to the Auctioneer and planning to pay with a personal or business check are required to supply the Auctioneer with a bank letter of credit prior to the auction. If such arrangements are not made prior to the auction, pur­chas­es will be held by the Auctioneer until the check has cleared the bank.
7. RESERVES
Unless the sale is advertised and announced as an unrestricted sale or sale without reserve, Consignors reserve the right to bid through the Auctioneer as agent on their own consignments.
8. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS
The Auctioneer reserves the right to cancel the sale or any portion thereof without prior or further notice, and to announce at any time additional conditions of sale.

The Auctioneer will use reasonable efforts to carry out online bids and do not accept liability for equipment failure, inability to access the Internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of online bids.

Payment Information

Successful bidders are requested to make total payment for purchases by cash, wire, money order or pre-approved local check on the day of sale.

All property must be paid within one week following the auction.

Buyers not known to Weschler's and planning to pay with a personal or business check are required to supply us a bank letter of credit prior to the auction. If such arrangements are not made prior to the auction, purchases will be held by Weschler's until the check has cleared our bank.

Shipping Information

While Weschler's does not provide packing and shipping services other than jewelry purchases, we do have a list of recommended third party shippers to assist you. It is the responsibility of each purchaser to make their own shipping arrangements.

Keep in mind, property may not be released without receipt of purchase payment. In addition, once you have finalized shipping arrangements you must notify our shipping department to confirm your intentions. No property will be released without your confirmation with our office.

Maryland Sales Tax is computed on this total purchase price. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; or (ii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier.

Please note that all property must be removed from our premises within one week (7 days) post-sale from a Capital Collections auction and three (3) days post-sale from a Metro Online or Timed auction.

If you have any questions about shipping, please contact Deborah Knott between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at [email protected] or 202-628-1281.

Buyer's Premium

A premium equal to 22* percent of the successful bid price up to and including $100,000, 20 percent of the successful bid price $100,001-$500,000, and 18% over $500,001 will be added thereto and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.

In addition, online purchasers through Invaluable, Auctionzip or Weschler's Infinite Bidding are charged an additional premium of 3% of the hammer price.

*Discount for cash, wire or pre-approved check (excludes debit cards)

Taxes on your purchase

Maryland Sales Tax is computed on the total purchase price. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; (ii) the sales price of precious metal bullion or coins is greater than $1000; or (iii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier. On any cash transactions or series of transactions exceeding $10,000, Treasury Form 8300 will be filed. *Discount for Cash, Wire Transfer or Local and/or Approved Checks.

Condition Statement

The Auctioneer and the Consignor assume no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity or the authorship of any property identified in the catalogue (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified herein). All property is sold "As Is" and neither the Auctioneer nor the Consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness or any implied warranty or merchant ability or any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose as it relates to description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, safety, reliability or condition of the property. If any implied warranties of merchant ability or fitness for a particular purpose can be construed from the catalogue, auction, or bill of sale, such warranties are disclaimed by the Auctioneer and the Consignor. No statement in the catalogue or made at the sale or in the Bill of Sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an admission of liability. All photographs are considered part of the condition report and may display issues not specifically described in the condition report. Please note that it is at our discretion whether or not we will unframe any works and we may not be able to accommodate requests for additional details for any lots estimated below $800.

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