Vintage Signed LUIGI KASIMIR Signed Framed Color Etching GRINZING AUSTRIA 1940


Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962), color etching and aquatint, Grinzing, Austria, 1940. Signed in pencil at lower center and titled at lower right. Dark wood frame measures 31" x 26". Engraving measures 22.5" x 17.5". Excellent condition.

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.