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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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[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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[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.
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