Mar 04, 2021 - Sale 2560

Sale 2560 - Lot 151

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Dock Workers Under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Aquatint and etching, 1916-18 (printed later). 453x600 mm; 17 3/4x23 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 100. Signed "Martin Lewis, (L. D. L. 1973)" by the artist's widow, Lucille Lewis, and numbered 17/100 in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression of this large etching.

There are only approximately 5 lifetime impressions of this subject. In 1972, Kennedy Galleries, New York, planned a reprinting of this plate, with the consent of the artist's estate, to coincide with a major two-part retrospective exhibition of Lewis' work. Though an intended edition of 100 impressions was indicated, it is unclear if the edition was ever fully realized. McCarron 15.