Artist Martin Lewis, American, 1881-1962
  • 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 1999.1736.5
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: J WHATMA(N)
Inscriptions In black ink, center of sheet: There's a little white house on top of the hill, /
It sits up there, so very still, /
It sits up there, beside a tree, /
And seems as lonely as can be. /

The little white house on top of the hill; /
Sitting up there so very still; /
It's always looking at the sky; /
It wtaches all the clouds go by. /

The clouds run races 'way up in the sky, /
And don't look down, so don't know why /
The little white house should sit so still /
Watching and watching on the hill. /

The clouds have run to their home in the west: /
The birds have sung and gone to rest; /
The little white house still looks at the sky: /
I wonder, wonder, wonder why?