Charles Jac Young studied at the New York Academy of Design under such luminaries as Edgar Ward, C.Y. Turner and Robert Henri. He was a self-taught etcher. This work was done for the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, of which Young was a member of the council. The scene was suggested by Philip's Cove, Maine, although it is an artistic representation of the character of the Maine coast, rather than a representation of this spot. It is signed in pencil lower right. It is a very powerful etching that conveys the power and motion of the surf. The print is accompanied by the original description from the Brooklyn Society of Etchers.