Saturday, 14 September 2019
Luigi Kasimir's etching (with aquatint), “Salzburg”, 1909
Luigi Kasimir (1881–1962)
“Salzburg”, 1909, published in 1923 for the deluxe edition (150 copies) of “Das Buch von der schönen Stadt Salzburg” (The book of the beautiful city Salzburg) in Vienna, Leipzig by Heller & Cie, in which this print was included “in an enclosed portfolio” (see https://www.zvab.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22863284991&searchurl=an%3Dkasimir%26hl%3Don%26sortby%3D20%26tn%3Dsalzburg&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image30).
Etching and aquatint printed in sepia coloured ink on fine ivory wove paper.
Size: (sheet) 30.4 x 20.9 cm; (plate) 15.6 x 11.5 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower left) “Salzburg … [the next word is difficult for me to decipher but it may be “Charfreitag” (Good Friday)] / 1909.”
Signed in pencil below the platemark: “Luigi Kasimir”
Condition: richly inked and near faultless impression with generous margins laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing, but there is a small closed tear on the left margin edge).
I am selling this sensitively executed etching featuring the distant domes of the Salzburg Cathedral peeping above a screen of buildings—to my eyes an image that is full of light and space—for AU$300 in total (currently US$206.46/EUR186.39/GBP165.07 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this small, but graphically dazzling, pencil-signed etching, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.