This is an early example of Jacob Kainen’s work but still demonstrates his maturity and fluency with the medium.
Other examples of this work (printed in a short edition of only 20 impressions) are held in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Georgetown University.
Etching, Aquatint, and Roulette in black ink on White Rough-Surfaced Wove Paper
Impression numbered 10 out of the edition of 40.
Hand-signed in pencil, en recto lower right, with date. Titled en recto lower left. Editioned en recto bottom center.
This print has been professionally matted and framed in a gray-painted solid maple frame with a cloth-covered mat behind 99% UV-blocking art glass using strictly conservation-grade materials.
Excellent condition. Beautifully inked, crisp lines, full margins, without handling marks or soiling. Residue from prior hinges verso.
16.3 in. (h) x 18 in. (w) x 1 in. (d)
8.75 in. (h) x 10.75 in. (w)
7.325 in. (h) x 9.875 in. (w)
Catalogue raisonné: Jacob Kainen Prints, A Retrospective, by Janet A. Flint (Washington, D.C.: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1976), Checklist No. 52.