Artist Martin Lewis, American, 1881-1962
Title
  • Untitled (12 unbound pages of drawings and poems for children)
Date c.1927/1937
Medium pen, black ink, graphite pencil on cream wove paper
Dimensions 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)
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 1999.1736.2
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: J WHATMA(N)
Inscriptions 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.