This work includes an 11 inch high by 14 inch wide black, wood frame and white acid free mat. TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WORK. The studio techniques employed included Intaglio and Chine colle. The French paper used was RivesBFK white, and the inks employed were oil base, Charbonnel brand, from Paris. The image size, and the size of the zinc etching plate used, measured four inches high by six inches wide, or 10.160cm by 15.240cm. The etching required three separate baths in Nitric acid before the final image was acceptable to the printmaker. The print size itself is 10 inches high by 11 inches wide, or 25.400cm by 27.940cm. A mulberry bark paper from Thailand, treated with methylcellulose and infused with Japanese threads, provides a colored area. The work was created, printed, and published at The Center for Works on Paper at 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PLEASE NOTE that the framed and matted artwork is shipped after being wrapped with acid free glassine and then placed between two pieces of cardboard. The piece is next wrapped with plastic to waterproof it, packed with bubble wrap, and mailed in a professional cardboard carton. The ABSOLUTE ARTS DOT COM price includes all wrapping materials, frame, mat, handling fees, certificate of authenticity, and carton costs. Shipment costs are added and based on the method and class of mailing chosen by the collector. This is PRINT NUMBER 2 of 4 in the SECOND, of FIVE, EDITIONS. THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER FOLLOWS. This original DiFalco etching is based on a still from the 1920 silent horror film from Germany entitled, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or in German, “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari”. The film, which was directed by Robert Wiene and co-written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, has become the archetypal work of German Expressionist Cinema. The story tells of a fanatical hypnotist, played by actor Werner Krauss, who manipulates a somnambulist, acted by Conrad Veidt, to commit murders. The film unveils its story in a sinister and salient cinematic style, with sharp edges, tilted and twisting horizons, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles. The camera work weaves in and out of shadowy and stark light, enhanced by minimalist sets of geometric illusion. This film has had a major influence on US films, particularly in the genre of film noir.