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Charles William Cain

1893 - 1962

Gufas, Baghdad by Charles William Cain

Gufas, Baghdad   1926

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
S 426 x 570 mm; P & I  299 x 424 mm
Original Charles William Cain drypoint.

Very fine, delicately printed impression, from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

One of Cain’s largest plates, this image shows fishermen in their coracle-like boats on the river Tigris at Baghdad, in Iraq. In 1915 Cain had joined the Artists’ Rifles in the Near East and when the war was over he had taken a studio in Baghdad, using the city as his base for over a year.

On cream wove paper, watermarked J Whatman 1926, with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.