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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3338B Boston
January 23, 2020 06:00 PMCalender

Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) R.F.D.

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 23, 2020 6:00PM


Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)

R.F.D., 1933, edition of 145 plus proofs (McCarron, 106). Signed "Martin Lewis-" in pencil l.r., signed within the plate, identified on a label from Kennedy & Co., New York, affixed to the backing. Drypoint and sand ground on paper, plate size 9 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (25.0 x 29.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Margins 1 3/8 inches or more, very subtly light-stained within mat opening.

N.B. According to McCarron, Kennedy & Co. purchased 135 impressions of this print from Lewis. The scene is located in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and the name on the mailbox is a reference to Lewis's friend and fellow printmaker Armin Landeck.
Estimate $800-1,200

The sheet measures 13 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches, and is hinged with Japan paper near the upper corners on verso. There are no other issues to report.

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Kennedy & Co., Martin Lewis