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Luigi Conconi, L'arco di Tito (la terza Roma)

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LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) L'ARCO DI TITO (LA TERZA ROMA)
Etching (acquaforte monotipata); a fine impression, richly and skilfully printed in black ink with surface tone, on white wove paper. Second state of two, after the addition, under the arch, of the equestrian portrait of Vittorio Emanuele II. Numbered in the surface tone pr. N 60 and signed LConconi. Numbered and signed again in black chalk at the bottom margin prova N 60 / LConconi. With wide margins, light foxing, a stain and small paper losses at the left top corner, otherwise in good condition. To the platemark 660 x 460 mm; the entire sheet measuring 850 x 630 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, Luigi Conconi incisore, Milan, 1994; cat. no. 3.

Luigi Conconi was an architect, painter and illustrator. Born in a Milanese middle-class family, he was the nephew of the painter Mauro Conconi. Luigi studied architecture at the Accademia di Brera and at the Politecnico in Milan, and he used his architectural training occasionally throughout his career. Since his years at the Politecnico, he became acquainted with the literary and artistic circles of the Scapigliatura and Tranquillo Cremona and Daniele Ranzoni influenced his early paintings. In the 1880s Conconi moved from the Realism of Scapigliatura toward the Symbolism, developing an interest in visionary themes. He received the international recognition of prizes in Paris in 1900 and in Munich in 1913. Conconi was also a skilful and sensitive printmaker, who revived the art of the etching in Lombardy, being the leading exponent of the acquaforte monotipata, an etching printed with a large amount of ink left on the plate, creating evocative effects. Conconi printed personally almost all his own plates.

price: 900,00 euros

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