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Fifth Avenue Bridge

A work made of drypoint on cream laid paper.

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  • A work made of drypoint on cream laid paper.




Martin Lewis
American, born Australia 1881-1962

About this artwork

Martin Lewis left his home in Castlemaine, Australia, as a boy of 15, and by 1900 he had emigrated to the United States. His first etching was made in 1915; by the end of his life, he had produced some 147 works in this medium. After a sojourn in Japan in 1920–22, his compositions became more dramatic and original, distinguished by unusual viewpoints and sharp distinctions between light and shadow.


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Martin Lewis


Fifth Avenue Bridge


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1928


Drypoint on cream laid paper


Image: 24.9 × 29.9 cm (9 13/16 × 11 13/16 in.); Plate: 25.2 × 30.3 cm (9 15/16 × 11 15/16 in.); Sheet: 34 × 40 cm (13 7/16 × 15 3/4 in.)

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Gift of the Chicago Society of Etchers

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