LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) DELUSIONE
Etching, c. 1897; an apparently unique example of an etching by Conconi pulled on silk, a masked impression to obtain, from a rectangular etched plate, a circular composition. See here for a comparison with a 'normal' impression. Signed in brush and red ink 'LConconi'. The diameter of the composition in its circular mount is 31 cm. The maximum size of the silk is 35,5 x 36 cm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, 'Luigi Conconi incisore', Milan, 1994; cat. no. 44.
My warmest thanks to Matteo Crespi, who pointed me to this particular example and helped me to catalogue it.