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Aka-Kuf.
Aka-Kuf.
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
n.d. 1923. Third Mesopotamian Set limited to 90.
Etching. 217 x 107mm.
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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 1123]   £220.00  
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Al-Ajik, beyond Samaria.
Al-Ajik, beyond Samaria.
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
n.d. 1921 Second Mesopotamian Set limited to 40.
Etching. 220 x 105mm.
Charles Cain travelled in Persia, living in Baghdad for some years.
[Ref: 1124]   £240.00  
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[Handmaidens, Baghdad]
[Handmaidens, Baghdad]
Charles W Cain [pen and ink signature, with CW monogram in image]
Etching, platemark 380 x 250mm (15 x 9¾") large margins. Proof from an edition of 50.
A young woman assisted in drying and dressing herself by two other women, after bathing in a river. The etcher Charles William Cain (1893 - 1962) travelled in the Middle East, and lived in Baghdad for some years. A student of Camberwell School of Art, he was then an illustrator and cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star. During the Great War, he served with the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until the Armistice. In 1920-21, he studied at the Royal College of Art under Frank Short.
[Ref: 46585]   £240.00  
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With the tides to Baghdad.
With the tides to Baghdad.
Charles Cain. [Pencil Signature]
[n.d. c. 1924]
Drypint etching. Plate size: 100 x 215mm. 4 x 8½".
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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 27946]   £230.00  
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[The Return, Baghdad]
[The Return, Baghdad]
Charles William Cain [signed lower right]
[c.1935]
Etching, platemark 175 x 125mm (7 x 5") very large margins. Number 31/90; mount burn.
View in Baghdad, Iraq by Charles William Cain (1893-1962). Cain studied at Camberwell School of Art and worked as a graphic artist for the Johannesburg Star until World War I, when he joined the Border Regiment in India. Cain's war drawings established his reputation (the Imperial War Museum purchased thirty) and Cain studied under the etcher Frank Short at the Royal College of Art (1920-21). In the 1920s and 1930s Cain made seventy-four prints, mostly depicting scenes in Iraq, Persia, India and Burma.
Ex: Collection of the Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 45893]   £230.00  
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Drifting Homewards [pencil].
Drifting Homewards [pencil].
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
[n.d. 1922.]
Etching, limited edition of 60 signed by the artist. 105 x 215mm (4¼ x 8"). Faint mount burn.
A Burmese raft with fencing to restrain livestock, probably on the Irrawaddy. 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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 46199]   £260.00  
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[Crossing the creek.]
[Crossing the creek.]
Charles W. Cain [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1925.]
Drypoint etching, on J. Whatman 'Handmade' watermarked paper. 105 x 210mm, 4¼ x 8¾". A fine impression.
Oriental? men in boat being rowed towards shore, warehouse buildings and moored larger boats in the background.
Charles William Cain (1893 - 1962) travelled in the Middle East, and lived in Baghdad for some years. A student of Camberwell School of Art, he was then an illustrator and cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star. During the Great War, he served with the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until the Armistice. In 1920-21, he studied at the Royal College of Art under Frank Short.

[Ref: 13903]   £280.00  
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Ctesiphon arch [pencil.]
Ctesiphon arch [pencil.]
Charles W. Cain Sc. [pencil signature.]
[British, n.d., c.1925.]
Etching on watermarked wove paper, 100 x 215mm. 4 x 8½".
Ruined building with large arch to right, scavenging dogs in right foreground. The Taq-e Kisra is the remains of a Sassanid-era Persian palace, the only visible remaining structure of the ancient city of Ctesiphon, one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia. The ruins on the east bank of the Tigris are approximately 35 km south of Baghdad, Iraq. 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 after the Mesopotamia. Armistice entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 27409]   £240.00  
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[The Ferry at Forfar.]
[The Ferry at Forfar.]
Charles W Cain [ink signature.]
[n.d. c.1930.] [Published by Arthur Greatrex Ltd. 14 Grafton Street, W1.]
Etching. Edition 68/77. 316 x 468mm. 12½ x 8¼". Some spotting.
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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 14375]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Hunter.]
[The Hunter.]
Charles W Cain [in ink]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. Limited edition 84/100. 236 x 379mm. 9¼ x 15".
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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 14445]   £260.00  
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Nautch Dancers India [pencil, lower right.]
Nautch Dancers India [pencil, lower right.]
Charles W. Cain [pencil signature.]
[c.1925.]
Drypoint etching from limited edition, numbered '36 . 90' by the artist in pencil. On J. Whatman paper watermarked 1925, 275 x 345mm, 10¾ x 13½". A fine, richly-inked impression.
In north India, Nautch is one of several styles of popular dance, performed by young girls known as 'Nautch girls'. The word is an anglicized version of a word found in Hindi and Urdu; a literal translation of Nautch is 'dance' or 'dancing'.
Charles William Cain (1893 - 1962) travelled in the Middle East, and lived in Baghdad for some years. A student of Camberwell School of Art, he was then an illustrator and cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star. During the Great War, he served with the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until the Armistice. In 1920-21, he studied at the Royal College of Art under Frank Short.

[Ref: 15725]   £280.00  
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Waiting to pass. R. Tigris.
Waiting to pass. R. Tigris.
Charles Cain. [Pencil signiature]
Drypoint etching. Plate size: 105 x 210mm. 4¼ x 8¼".
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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 27945]   £230.00  
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[Fishing on the Tigris.]
[Fishing on the Tigris.]
Charles W. Cain. [signed and numbered 58/75.]
[n.d., c.1930]
Etching. 212 x 105mm. Very fine in original mount.
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 the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 26920]   £280.00  
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[A Tigris Night - Ezra's Tomb]
[A Tigris Night - Ezra's Tomb]
84.90 Charles W Cain [pen and ink signature, with CW monogram in image]
Etching on pale green paper, platemark 255 x 380mm (9¾ x 15"). Unidentified 'KG' collector's stamp verso.
View on the Tigris river, which flows from Turkey through Iraq and into the Persian Gulf. The site depicted is believed to be the burial place of the biblical figure Ezra. The etcher Charles William Cain (1893 - 1962) travelled in the Middle East, and lived in Baghdad for some years. A student of Camberwell School of Art, he was then an illustrator and cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star. During the Great War, he served with the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until the Armistice. In 1920-21, he studied at the Royal College of Art under Frank Short.
[Ref: 46586]   £230.00  
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