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

  • Framed: 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

1999.1736.11

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Wove paper

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Watermark: J WHATMA(N)

In black ink, center right of sheet: Roads tell you the way to go home; / But Big People don't seem to know / That you have to listen quite hard, / To hear which way you must go - / For roads can't talk very loud, / And you mustn't make too much noise, / If you do, they won't tell you the things / They tell to us little boys. / Whenever I go for a walk, / I can hear hear (sic) little sounds in the trees, / The leaves are all talking at once; / But Big People think it's the breeze. / Big People don't hear very well, / Or else they don't listen as they / Ought to - for if they did, / They'd hear what all things have to say.

Rights Status

© 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, 1999.1736.11.