This original print is 41 out of a series of 50, signed at dated by Henri-George Adam in 1956. Seven rectangular fields arrange to comprise an angular abstract composition. Each field has a base layer of hatching executed with grid-like precision. Within the fields, abstract shapes layer over one another creating new shapes altogether with the resulting varying opacities. A diamond emerges from the composition along with prominent horizontal striations in the upper register. The title, "Ombres Gravées", translates roughly to "serious shadows", which offers a fitting analysis of the work. Adam was a 20th-century French engraver and non-figurative sculptor out of the Ecolé de Paris. He became well-known for his tapestry work and later taught engraving at the Ecolé Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts.