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Charles William Cain

Charles William Cain

Code: 10192


W: 37.5cm (14.8")H: 25.5cm (10")


Charles William Cain

British  1893 - 1962


A Tigres Night - Ezra's Tomb


Drypoint etching, printed on pale green paper, signed in ink and No. 53 of 90


Ezra's Tomb or the Tomb of Ezra is located in Iraq on the western shore of the Tigres and is believed to be the burial place of the biblical figure Ezra


Charles W. Cain was an English painter, watercolourist and engraver.  A student of Camberwell School of Art, Cain went on to be an illustrator and cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star until the start of WWI when he joined the Border Regt. in India.  Cain became famous for his WWI drawings and at the end of the war the Imperial War Museum purchased thirty of his works.  After the war Cain entered the Royal College of Art under Sir Frank Short (1920-21) and in 1921 Cain produced his first published engraving.  The large majority of his prints deal with scenes in Iraq, Persia, India and Burma