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Luigi Kasimir - 1922 Etching, Plaza Scene

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Luigi Kasimir - Original 1922 Etching. Etching with aquatint. Laid down on heavy card. Signed. Some discolouration in the margins.

Luigi Kasimir (1881–1962) was an Austro-Hungarian-born etcher, painter, printmaker and landscape artist. He inherited his talent from his ancestors; his grandfather was a painter and a poet, and his father an officer in the Habsburg army, who later became a professional painter. Kasimir attended the Vienna Academy of Art where he studied under Wilhelm Unger, who introduced him to the technique of the coloured etching. Kasimir was among the first to develop the technique of the coloured etching. Before this, prints were usually hand-coloured with the colour being applied in a casual, haphazard manner. Kasimir would first create a sketch—usually in pastel. He then transferred the design on as many as four to six plates, printing one after the other and applying the colour on the plate—all done by hand. He designed a bookplate for Sigmund Freud, who also hung an etching of the Roman Forum by Kasimir in his consulting room.


47 x 40cm (18.5" x 15.7")
Sheet: 50.5 x 43.5cm (19.9" x 17.1")
Plate: 47 x 40cm (18.5" x 15.7")

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Code mz615
Artist Luigi Kasimir
Date 1922
Dimensions 47 x 40cm
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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