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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.

Date:

1928

Artist:

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Martin Lewis

Title

Fifth Avenue Bridge

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1928

Medium

Drypoint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

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.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Chicago Society of Etchers

Reference Number

1929.115

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