Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Drypoint, Plus, Lot of Three

Stoops in Snow 


signed in pencil outside plate l.r., signed within plate l.l.

hand watermark u.r. 


10 x 15 in. (plate), 18 x 22.25 in. (frame) 

Included are two books with printed reproductions of Lewis' etchings:
Salaman, Malcolm C., ed. Modern Masters of Etching: Martin Lewis. London: William Edwin Rudge, 1931. Vol. 26, 12.5 x 9.75 in., 12 plates plus 9 page introduction.  
The Crafton Collection, ed. American Etchers: Martin Lewis. New York: The Crafton Collection, Inc., 1931. Vol. XI, 9.25 x 12 in., 12 plates plus 6 page introduction. 



Stoops: Mat burn, toning, several spots of foxing u.l., paper is "wavy" (does not lie flat from moisture exposure), adhered by two pieces of tape on verso top edge, some old tape residue on verso top corners. 

Modern Masters: Missing dust jacket, pages exhibit signs of toning and some foxing in places, cover is faded and has some loss at the binding on top and bottom of edge. 

American Etchers: Dust jacket torn/separating in many places, toning and some foxing to pages. Binding is worn and some loss. 

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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