LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) SELF PORTRAIT
Etching, 1879; an extremely fine impression of the only state, according to Bianchi-Ginex; skillfully printed with extensive work on the rich surface tone (acquaforte monotipata), on thick wove white paper. Signed and dedicated with the stylus 'LConconi / al Sigr Clemente Pugliesi'. Bianchi-Ginex record another impression of this print at the Bertarelli Public Collection in Milan, with the dedication inscribed with the stylus. With full margins, foxed, generally in good condition. To the platemark 85 x 45 mm, the entire sheet measuring 458 x 302 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, 'Luigi Conconi incisore', Milan, 1994; cat. no. 4. PROVENANCE: the painter Clemente Pugliesi Levi (1855-1936), to whom the print has been dedicated; the painter Carlo Vitale (1902-1996); private collection, Milan.