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Martin Lewis, Rainy Day, Queens
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TITLE:  Rainy Day, Queens
ARTIST:  Martin Lewis (American, 1881–1962)
WORK DATE:  1931
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Drypoint
MARKINGS:  Signed in pencil lower right [also signed in the plate lower right]
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Harris Schrank Fine Prints  +1-212-662-1234  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Reference: McCarron 94, only state, from the edition of about 70. In very good condition (the slightest toning upper margin edge), the full sheet, 10 5/8 x 11 7/8, the sheet 14 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches.

A fine rich impression of this iconic image, printed in black ink on an ivory wove paper.

Lewis described this location as “Skillman Ave. Queens”; it is probably at the intersection of Skillman Avenue and 49th Street.

Martin Lewis was interested in Japanese art early in his career, and in 1920 visited Japan, where he stayed for nearly two years. Rainy Day, Queens owes much to this influence: the careful placement of compositional elements, for example, and the atmospheric effects of rain, frequently found in Japanese prints and in Lewis’s Japan-based prints (e.g., Fishing Boats in the Rain, M. 41, and Showers on the Bay, M. 46).

PROVENANCE:  ex Collection: Delores D. DiPaola
Kennedy Galleries (with their stock data in pencil, recto and verso)
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Harris Schrank Fine Prints Inventory Catalogue
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