LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) L'ARCO DI TITO (The Arch of Titus in Rome)
Etching, 1876; a fine impression of the first state of two, according to Bianchi-Ginex, before the addition of the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II. Skillfully printed with extensive work on the surface tone (acquaforte monotipata), on thick wove white paper. Signed 'LConconi' and numbered 'pr XXXVI' (16th proof) in the film of ink left in the plate in wiping. With large margins; slightly foxed, other minor defects, generally in very good condition. To the platemark 665 x 465 mm, the entire sheet measuring 895 x 640 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, 'Luigi Conconi incisore', Milan, 1994; cat. no. 3. PROVENANCE: Alberto Pincherle (1894-1979), purchased in Milan, c. 1909/1912; private collection, Milan.