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Ferdinand-Jean Luigini. Aquatint Etching “Ramage”




Original Aquatint Etching
Signed and numbered 276 in pencil by F J Luigini (1870-1943)
Published 1926
Ferdinand-Jean Luigini (1870-1943) studied art in Paris under Emile Verhaeren. He began exhibiting his landscapes and architectural renderings in Paris in 1892 with the Salon des Artistes Francais. Within several years his art was regularly shown in London, Brussels, Amsterdam and New York. Ferdinand-Jean Luigini was equally famous for both his large colour aquatints and for his watercolours. One contemporary scholar wrote, “Ferdinand Luigini, a brilliant watercolour artist, succeeds in lending his etchings the fascination of glowing pictures. The deep rich tones are obtained by very careful biting. His style varies with his subject. Some of his plates … show the broad sweep of the painter’s brush bent upon rendering the atmosphere of large spaces. … His most successful plates portray the autumnal aspects of Flemish landscape. These words equally apply to this large, beautiful aquatint etching. Ferdinand-Jean Luigini is recognised as one of the most important etchers in France for the period. This aquatint was published in 1926. This fabulous image is presented in a period gilt framing.
Size Frame 72x84cm Image 48x60cm