Luigi Kasimir - Early 20th Century Etching, Helzing, Vienna
DescriptionLuigi Kasimir - Original Early 20th Century Etching. Etching with flecks of gold paint. Pencil signed. Trimmed outside the plate. Foxing as shown. There is a 5mm tear at the lower edge, and holes worn through the paper lower centre, with a repair.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.
25.4 x 24.7cm (10" x 9.7")Sheet: 28 x 26.8cm (11" x 10.6")
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|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||25.4 x 24.7cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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