LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) VITA CONTEMPLATIVA o AUTORITRATTO (A self-portrait as a shadow)
Etching, before 1888; an extremely rare impression of an earlier state (unknown to Bianchi and Ginex) before the cracks in the wall, the two lizards on it and several other details. Richly printed with black ink, working on the surface tone with monotypic effects, on chine appliqué. Signed LConconi in the film of ink left in the plate in wiping. Titled and signed in pencil inside the composition (top left) Vita contemplativa / Capricci fatti in Acquaforte di / LConconi. With large margins, toned, other minor defects. To the platemark 358 x 277 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, Luigi Conconi incisore, Milan, 1994; cat. no. 26.