KENSINGTON GIRL Printmaking By Jerry Di Falco

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Artist Jerry  Di Falco. 'KENSINGTON GIRL ' Artwork Image, Created in 2015, Original Digital Art. #art #artist
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Jerry Di Falco



Size - (USA):
11 W x 15 H x 1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
27.9 W x 38.1 H x 2.5 D (centimeters)
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The title of this etching is, KENSINGTON GIRL WAITING FOR MOTHER JONES IN PHILADELPHIA MILL. This is from Edition ONE of FOUR and published as Print Number FOUR of EIGHT. The zinc plate employed for this work measured 6 inches by 8 inches, or cm x 0cm. The etching size is 15 inches high by11 inches wide. The studio techniques include Intaglio and Drypoint. The media include French oil-based etching ink and Stonehenge pearl gray colored from the U. K Key words to search for this work include activism, Mother Jones, mills, silk industry, fiber, factory, weaving, industrial revolution. This Di Falco etching was inspired by and adapted from a stereoscopic view slide by the KEYSTONE VIEW COMPANY, entitled, “Spinning Room, Winding Bobbins with Woolen Yarn for Weaving, Philadelphia”, from the Robert N. Dennis collection. The image’s story revolves around social activist, Mother Jones, who came to Philadelphia and led a protest march of youngsters. Children, some as young as seven years, worked in the silk industry located in the city’s sprawling industrial Kensington area. There were no U. S. Child Labor Laws in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and children were forced to labor twelve hours daily in the Kensington Mills. This original etching was exhibited in the first annually art exhibition of The Philadelphia Athenaeum in Society Hill. Please note that this etching is shipped to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price reasonable and also allows the collector a wide range of choice in framing selection. For shipment, a sturdy cardboard box is employed. The etching is first wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping box and securely packed with bubble wrap. The price does not include any shipment cost.
Artwork Keywords:   Original Printmaking
Materials:   Intaglio Prints

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