LEWIS, Martin

American (1881 – 1962)

Derricks at Night, 1927

McCarron 62 i/ii. Drypoint on wove paper, full margins with FJ Heard & Co watermark. Edition of 104, including 3 trial proofs. Signed and inscribed “imp” in pencil.

7 ¹⁵⁄₁₆  x  11 ¹⁵⁄₁₆ inches   |   20.2  x  30.3 cm

Derricks at Night is unusual in that Lewis made extensive changes between states. The second state was begun two years after he had essentially finished the composition, an exception to the artist’s usual procedure in completing a plate.

Museum Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Whitney Museum of American Art