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 1999.1736.6
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions In black ink, top center of sheet: Away deep Down, so Awful Deep, /
In the Ocean, where the Lobsters creep; /
Where the water's awful Dark and Green, /
And hardly Anything can be seen; /

Are funny fish, who carry alamp, /
How it stays lighted in the damp, /
I do not know - But it's on their heads; /
They use it to light them to their beds.