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MARTIN LEWIS Circus Night.
Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1933. 283x378 mm; 11 1/8x14 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 43. Signed in pencil, lower right. A superb, richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce print.
In 1932, Lewis (1881-1962) moved to Sandy Hook, Connecticut, temporarily leaving New York, to help reduce the cost of living during the Depression years. Residing outside of the city inspired Lewis to explore country life in his work. During this several year hiatus from New York, he created 17 prints, many of which depict rural nocturnes as well as other local scenery, which enabled him to display his virtuoso mastery of tonal values. Circus Night depicts the arrival of Hunt's Three-Ring Circus to Sandy Hook. McCarron 103.