Jan 27 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2593 -

Sale 2593 - Lot 18

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962)


R.F.D.
Drypoint and sandpaper ground. 250x300 mm; 9 7/8x11 7/8 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, included in the edition of approximately 148. Signed and inscribed "trial proof" in pencil, lower right. 1933.

A superb, richly-inked impression with all the tonal nuances distinct.

A view in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where Lewis (1881-1962) resided during the Great Depression; the mailbox references his Connecticut neighbor, friend and fellow printmaker Armin Landeck (1905- 1984). According to McCarron, there were three trial proofs printed, which are included in the total recorded impressions of 148. McCarron 106.