[St. Paul's Cathedral from Fleet Street.]
Large coloured etching from a limited edition, numbered 177/250 in pencil. 530 x 395mm, 21 x 15½". Paper age toned. Extremities tatty, with tears and chips.
Impressive and vibrant view looking up Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill towards St Paul's Cathedral. The street id thronged with people and vehicles of all kinds. By Luigi Kasimir (1881 - 1962), world renowned Austrian-born etcher and painter, born in 1881 in Pettau, a part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Kasimir attended the Vienna Academy of Art where he studied under William Unger, who introduced him to the technique of the coloured etching. Kasimir was among the first to develop the technique of the coloured etching. Prior to this, prints were usually hand coloured with the colour being applied in a casual, haphazard manner. Kasimir first did 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. The finished etching is a true original.
[Ref: 12085] £790.00