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Martin Lewis, Derricks at Night
 
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TITLE:  Derricks at Night
ARTIST:  Martin Lewis (American, 1881–1962)
WORK DATE:  1927
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Drypoint
MARKINGS:  Signed in pencil; also signed in the plate, lower right.
SIZE:  Image size 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, sheet size 11 1/4 x 15 /7/8 inches.
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Harris Schrank Fine Prints  +1-212-662-1234  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  McCarron 62, second state (of 2), intended edition 100, 104 printed. In excellent condition (evidence of prior hinging upper corners).

A superb, atmospheric impression in warm black ink, with rich burr, on cream laid paper.

Derricks at Night is one of the few Lewis prints having more than one state; the composition was substantially set in the first state but small adjustments in many areas were made for a second state (e.g., “wooden slat below globe of lamp defined; bracket holding streetlight strengthened”, etc.).

Derricks at night is one of Lewis’s great Precisionist works, seemingly also demonstrating a cubist sensibility.

PROVENANCE:  Estate of Delores D. DiPaola; also with the Kennedy stock number verso.
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Harris Schrank Fine Prints Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Illustrated in Contemporary American Etching, American Art Dealers Association, New York, 1930.
 
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