Untitled (12 unbound pages of drawings and poems for children), c.1927/1937

  • Martin Lewis, American, 1881-1962

Pen, black ink, graphite pencil on cream wove paper

  • Page (Folded): 10 1/2 × 7 5/8 inches (26.7 × 19.4 cm) Page (Unfolded): 10 1/2 × 14 3/4 inches (26.7 × 37.5 cm)

Gift of Mr. Robert M. Katzman and Mrs. Lisa Katzman in honor of Sidney and Betty Katzman and their children, Ellen and Laura, from the collection assembled by Patricia Lewis

1999.1736.2

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Wove paper

Watermark: J WHATMA(N)

in black ink, center of the page: The 'Potamus lives in the water, and / You can only see his back; / And little birds hop on to it, / Because it's shiny black. / He has a terrible Great Big Mouth, / And he eats loads of hay, / And if I were a little bird / I'd always keep away / If I were a bird I wouldn't be scared; / Because he hasn't claws; / But I know, that I would keep away / From his temedous (sic) jaws.

© Ruth Lewis, granddaughter of the artist Martin Lewis Ruth Lewis 4520 NW 15th Pl., Gainesville, Fl. 32605 Or contact - Robert K. Newman The Old Print Shop, Inc., 150 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-683-3950 Fax: 212-779-8040 Web: www.oldprintshop.com or email: rnewman@oldprintshop.net

Martin Lewis, Untitled (12 unbound pages of drawings and poems for children), c.1927/1937, pen, black ink, graphite pencil on cream wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. Robert M. Katzman and Mrs. Lisa Katzman in honor of Sidney and Betty Katzman and their children, Ellen and Laura, from the collection assembled by Patricia Lewis, 1999.1736.2.