LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) GIOSUE' CARDUCCI
Etching, 1907. A fine impression of the second state, skillfully printed with black ink working on the surface tone (acquaforte monotipata), on strong ivory wove paper. Signed LConconi in the film of ink left in the plate in wiping and numbered pr. XIX (ninth proof). The sheet, with good margins, is pasted on cardboard, otherwise is in very good condition. To the platemark 540 x 445 mm, the entire sheet measuring 630 x 505 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.
PROVENANCE: Alberto Pincherle (1894-1979), purchased in Milan, c. 1909/1912.
For an impression of an earlier, touched proof of this print, see here on my website.