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    Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)
    Break in the Thunderstorm, 1930
    Drypoint on laid paper, second state of two
    12-1/8 x 9-3/4 inches (30.8 x 24.8 cm) (plate)
    Edition of approximately 66
    Signed in pencil in lower margin


    P. McCarron, The Prints of Martin Lewis, A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1995, p. 156, no. 86.

    Condition Report*: Sheet measures 16 x 13-3/8 inches (40.6 x 34 cm). Tabbed along upper edge, matted and framed under glass. Mild light and time staining in the margins; hard vertical crease extending from upper center to center left, partially into the image; a few mild scattered handling creases in the margins; adhesive residue with mild staining and skinning to the corners, verso.
    Framed Dimensions 20.5 X 18.25 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    July, 2020
    1st Wednesday
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