The Roustabout - MARTIN LEWIS

Medium: etching with sand ground

The Roustabout - MARTIN LEWIS - etching with sand ground

American, (1881-1962)

Etching with sand ground, 1916, McCarron 14, edition only 6. 8 7/8 x 6 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare, early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a very faint suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.) The bridge in the distance is Manhattan Bridge. This is only one of two images by Lewis where an African American is the primary subject of the print. A roustabout is an itinerant laborer who often works the docks or oil fields.      SOLD

Also available from Lewis: Lewis aquatints for sale, Lewis drypoints for sale, Lewis etchings for sale, Lewis prints for sale


William P. Carl Fine Prints

P.O. Box 14688, Durham, NC 27709
TEL: (919) 294-8228 - CELL: (413) 221-2383