LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) CARLO PORTA (1775-1821)
Etching, (before 1902) a fine impression of the only state, skillfully printed with black ink, on Chine appliqué. Signed LConconi in pencil, titled by another hand Carlo Porta. With large margins, paper slightly foxed and backed with Japan; otherwise in good condition. To the platemark 282 x 165 mm, the entire sheet measuring 506 x 386 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, Luigi Conconi incisore, Milan, 1994; cat. no. 50.
The most famous writer in Milanese dialect, the poet Carlo Porta, was beloved by the artists of Scapigliatura. The poet has been portrayed here by Conconi in piazza del Verziere, the traditional greengrocery street market of Milan.