Drypoint, 1937. 214x335 mm; 8 3/8x13 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately only 13. Signed in pencil, lower right. A superb impression of this extremely scarce print with all the fine lines distinct.
In this scene, Lewis (1881-1962) depicted children in his Upper East Side neighborhood playing paddle ball, known locally as "Hi-Li." McCarron asserts that the name likely originates from the Basque pelota game Jai Alai.
We have found only three other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. McCarron 122.