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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) Dock Workers under the Brooklyn Bridge

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)

Dock Workers under the Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1916, 1973 reprinted edition of 100 (McCarron, 15). Signed "Martin Lewis (L.D.L. 1973)" in pencil l.r., signed within the plate, numbered "13/100" in pencil l.l. Etching and aquatint on paper, plate size 17 5/8 x 24 in. (44.7 x 60.6 cm),framed.
Condition: Gentle toning, not examined out of frame.

N.B. The reprinted edition was intended to be 100, but probably fewer impressions were pulled. The initials after the signature indicate that the print was signed by Lucile Deming Lewis, the artist's widow.

Provenance: The estate of Bruce A. Buxton, Portland, Maine.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sheet measures 26 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. and is deckled at top and bottom edges. Subtle toning, slight rippling at left and right edges. The visible margins are 2 inches or more. Glazed with glass. No additional ssues to report.

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Martin Lewis, Lucile Deming Lewis, Bruce A. Buxton, Portland