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LUIGI CONCONI
(Milan 1852 - 1917)
MOORED BOATS

Etching, a fine impression, richly and skillfully printed with surface tone, on white wove paper. Signed in red chalk on the bottom margin LConconi.
To the platemark 92 x 120 mm, the full sheet measuring 158 x 200.
To my knowledge this small etching was unknown until now. It is unquestionably by Conconi since it is signed on the bottom margin in red chalk as often Conconi used to do on impressions of his prints.

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Luigi Conconi was an architect, painter and illustrator. Born in a Milanese middle-class family, he was the nephew of the painter Mauro Conconi. Luigi studied architecture at the Accademia di Brera and at the Politecnico in Milan, and he used his architectural training occasionally throughout his career. After attending the Politecnico, he became acquainted with the literary and artistic circles of the Scapigliatura: Tranquillo Cremona and Daniele Ranzoni influenced his early paintings. In the 1880s Conconi moved from the Realism of Scapigliatura toward Symbolism, developing an interest in visionary themes. He received international recognition from awards in Paris in 1900 and in Munich in 1913. Conconi was also a skilful and sensitive printmaker, who revived the art of the etching in Lombardy, being the leading exponent of the acquaforte monotipata, an etching printed leaving a surplus of ink on the plate to create evocative effects. Conconi printed personally almost all his own plates.

Price: 1.200,00 €