Julius Horwitz’s novel, The Inhabitants, was written in 1960 and published by Four Square Books in 1965. Fratini used a deep red to depict the struggle of a single mother fighting her way out of New York’s slums. He sets the protagonist in a powerful pose against a group of figures left behind.
The original painting art board is approximately 40 cm wide x 55 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.