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    Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
    Cathedral Steps, 1931
    Drypoint on laid paper
    10-3/8 x 16-3/4 inches (26.4 x 42.5 cm) (image)
    13-3/4 x 19-3/4 inches (34.9 x 50.2 cm) (sheet)
    From an edition of approximately 42
    Signed in pencil lower right

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLECTION


    PROVENANCE:
    June 1 Gallery, Bethlehem, Connecticut;;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1978.

    EXHIBITED:
    Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, "The Spirit of the City," February 18-April 7, 1986.

    LITERATURE:
    P. McCarron, The Prints of Martin Lewis, A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1995, no. 93.

    According to McCarron, "The drypoint depicts the lower steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral at dusk, with the lighted windows of the Saks Fifth Avenue department store in the background."


    Condition Report*: Mat burns; scattered foxing spots; toning verso; early signs of toning along edges; adhesive stains along upper edge verso; mild light discoloration. Mounted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 17 X 23.25 Inches
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