A Heavy Cross

A work made of color etching and aquatint, with burnishing, inked à la poupée, on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of color etching and aquatint, with burnishing, inked à la poupée, on white wove paper.

Date:

1941

Artist:

Charlotte Rothstein (American, born Poland, 1912)
published by the Works Progress Administration

About this artwork

Rothstein’s composition portrays a young boy collecting a pile of wood, either at work or at home. Until the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, such exploitative practices were common. Even afterward, children may have done menial labor in order to support their families.

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Artist

Charlotte Rothstein

Title

A Heavy Cross

Origin

United States

Date

1941

Medium

Color etching and aquatint, with burnishing, inked à la poupée, on white wove paper

Dimensions

150 x 125 mm (image/plate); 178 x 148 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation

Reference Number

1943.1681

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