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Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

Yorkville Night. 1947. Drypoint. McCarron 140. 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 (sheet 10 7/8 x 14 1/2). Edition of 18 recorded impressions, including 1 trial proof. Provenance: Henry Christensen, III. A brilliant, luminous impression with rich, velvety burr, printed on cream laid paper. An extremely rare image. Signed in pencil. Housed in a dramatic 18 1/4 x 21-inch burled wood frame. $42,500.

The drypoint depicts evening shoppers at an open-air market under the El train. According to McCarron, page 232, "Lewis crossed out two rejected titles in his record book, Vanishing New York and Corner Fruit Stand, before deciding on this title. He listed the location as Eighty-ninth Street and Third Ave, near his studio at 439 Wast Eighty-ninth Street in Manhattan's Yorkville section."

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