This is a remarkable artist proof etching by Social Realist artist Irwin Hoffman. Image size 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 1938, pencil signed and inscribed 'artists proof', tastefully framed with a label from Alfred J Walker Fine Art, Boston. Irwin Hoffman attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School starting at the age of 15. After graduation, he won the Paige Traveling Scholarship which allowed him to travel and study throughout Europe for several years. When he returned from Europe, Hoffman set up a studio in New York City and became especially known for his portraiture.