KATER STREET 1914 - Limited Edition of 5 Art Print by Jerry DiFalco

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Printmaking: Etching, Aquatint, Drypoint, Ink, Oil on Paper, Other.

This scene—based on several original pencil drawings by the artist of a black and white photograph from the Temple University Libraries (Special Records Research Center)—shows an elderly woman at 1004 Kater Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kater Street is a narrow alley in Central Philadelphia located between South and Bainbridge Streets; this area housed both European and African-American peoples in a neighborhood that had begun to fall into decay during the beginning of the 20th Century. It is a study for a larger etching CALLED “THE HERBALIST”. These works will become part of a portfolio of works devoted to the magical folk of Philadelphia before the arrival of the 20th Century.

This intimate work was executed on zinc etching plate whose size was 4 inches by 6 inches. Three nitric acid bathes (in combination with intaglio and aquatint) were employed to arrive at the final design. Media included RivesBFK beige paper and oil based etching inks from Paris. The work is sold in mat and frame that measures 12 inches high by nine inches wide. The paper (or print) measures 10 inches by 11 inches. The price includes shipment costs and packing carton with bubble wrap.

This work was hand printed on a Charles Brand industrial sized press, which was manufactured in New York City, New York. The artist printed and published the three editions at The Center for Works on Paper, where he serves as a Studio Monitor and Mentor for the professional artists in the Open Studio In Printmaking. This program is associated with the Fleisher Art Memorial, which is a school of fine art connected to The Philadelphia Museum of Art.



KATER STREET 1914 - Limited Edition of 5

Jerry DiFalco

United States


Size: 9 W x 12 H x 0.6 in

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