LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) GIOSUE' CARDUCCI
Etching (acquaforte monotipata); a fine impression, richly and skilfully printed in black ink with surface tone, on wove white paper. Second state of two. With the artist's signature in the surface tone Conconi. Numbered and signed at the bottom right, inside the platemark, in red chalk prova 45 / LConconi. Most of the chalk is missed but the inscription is well readable, indented in the paper. Titled by the artist in black chalk at the bottom G CARDUCCI. With wide margins, minimal foxing, unobtrusive on the recto, the verso lightly browned, otherwise in very good condition. To the platemark 548 x 444 mm; the entire sheet measuring 705 x 527 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, Luigi Conconi incisore, Milan, 1994; cat. no. 51.
The portrait of the Italian poet Giosuè Carducci has been etched by Conconi to participate in a competition organized by the Reale Calcografia of Rome to celebrate the achievement by Carducci of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1906.
For another earlier state of the print see here on my website.