Artist Martin Lewis, American, 1881-1962
Title
  • Test Plate, Woman Wearing a Hat with a Feather
Date no date
Medium softground etching and aquatint printed in silver-gray ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 6 7/8 × 7 1/4 inches (17.5 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line 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
Accession Number 1999.1682
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, top right: Test Plate | soft ground + aqit [sic]
Inscribed, lower left: aquatint – in box 2 min- | 1st bite – 2 min- |stopped [underlined] out lights on face + hat with crayon | 2nd [illegible] + 3 min- (stopped out face + hand [three lines] 5 min | 3rd “+ 10 = 15 (stopped out blinds + rest of plate except darks in [illegible] + figure) 15 min [min above 15] |4th bite – 15 min = 30 min
Inscribed, lower left corner: Silver Grey Ink
Inscribed, lower right: (out [underlined] scraped down blinds + | lights on dress-
1999-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)