Luigi Kasimir - 1925 Etching, Karlskirche, Vienna
DescriptionLuigi Kasimir - Original 1925 Etching. Etching and colour aquatint. Pencil signed. Dated in the plate. In a mount. Print in fine condition. Some foxing to the mount.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.
45 x 38cm (17.7" x 15")
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|Dimensions||45 x 38cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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