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Lot 388: MARTIN LEWIS Rain on Murray Hill.

OLD MASTER THROUGH MODERN PRINTS

by Swann Auction Galleries

03 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: MARTIN LEWIS
Rain on Murray Hill.

Drypoint printed in dark, bluish black on cream wove paper, 1928. 200x300 mm; 7 7/8x11<7/8> inches, full margins. Edition of 110. Signed and inscribed "imp" in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with all the delicate vertical lines of rain distinct, with strong contrasts and no sign of wear.

According to McCarron, "The Thirty-fourth Street Armory at Park Avenue, now demolished, is shown in the print at right. It was a few blocks from Lewis's studio at 145 East Thirty-fourth Street. Lewis printed some impressions of Rain on Murray Hill in green ink that conveys a particularly strong sense of dampness." McCarron 75.

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