Accession Number: PC.110
Artist: Donald E. Smith
etching from copper, 12 x 10 inches
Donald Smith: “My motivation for this print came from a sketch I made in 1972 when visiting Leningrad’s Hermitage Museum. The subject fascinated me because of the concept and skilled craftsmanship that went into constructing such an intriguing item which was made not only for protection of the wearer but also to scare the enemy. I looked back in one of my sketchbooks at the little drawing in 1976, then made a couple of artist proofs, but I did not run the edition until March 2010.”
This etching was donated to the Permanent Collection by the artist in 2014 following an exhibit of Mr. Smith’s etching at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.