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Author: Cain, Charles William
Date published: 1920s
Etching by Charles William Cain (1893- 1962). Overall hinged in off white hinged mount and back of conservation grade with decorative v groove : 30.5 cms x 37.2 cms. Etching signed in pen below image right; number 34 out of 90 below image left. 'The Closed Door' was written on the back of the original frame. Some overall browning from previous poor framing and line of mountburn under mount else image else strong image in very good condition. Possibly Iraq, certainly in the East. Charles William Cain [1893-1962] A student of Camberwell School of Art and then an illustrator cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star until WWI when he joined the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1. During the 1920's and 1930's Cain produced seventy-four original etchings and engravings, all published in London by Greatorex. The large majority of his prints deal with scenes in Iraq, Persia, Indian and Burma and Cain developed a strong reputation as a major Orientalist printmaker. Today, a large collection of Charles W. Cain's drypoints will be found at the British Museum, London.