Line etching and aquatint tone etching with delicate hand colouring on a vellin type paper. 100% original and authentic. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 36.5 x 24 cm. The image size is ca. 27 x 18 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 10.6 x 7.1 inch.
Plate 19: Beautiful moonlit scene with winter sports activities including skating, sledging, skiing. An artificial slope is built to allow for the activities. This very rare attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Il Costume Antico e Moderno …’ , by Giulio Ferrario, published in Milan in 21 volumes by Antonio Fortunato Stella in 1827 (first edition, second issue). The 17 volumes of the first issue were published sequentially between c. 1815/1816 until 1826 after first being issued in 143 weekly installments. The work appeared in Italian and French and has a total of 1500 plates. This plate is probably from the French edition titled: ‘Le Costume ancien et moderne, ou histoire du gouvernement, de la milice, de la religiondes arts, sciences et usages de tous les peuples ancien et modernes.’ Smaller size editions with smaller much less elaborate plates were published in Florence (1823-38), Naples (1831-42) and even a 16mo. edition in Livorno (1830).Artists and Engravers: Giulio Ferrario was founder of the ‘Societa Tipografica de Classici Italiani’ and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan, Italy. Artists that worked on this monumental work are: Gallo Gallina, D.K. Bonatti, A. Biasioli, L. Rossi, Paolo Fumagalli, Gaetano Zancon (1771-1816), G. Bigatti, C. Bramati, G. Gallo, C. Bottiglia, G. Castellini, Antonio Rancati (1784-1816), Vittorio Raineri, Sydney Parkinson, Castelli, A. Sanquirico (1777-1849), Angelo Monticelli (1778-1837), A.L. Rossins, Bottigella, A. Lanzani and others. This plate by A. Biasioli.
Condition: Excellent. General age-related toning and occasional light staining as visible on image. Please study image carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-WINTER-SKIING-SLLEDGE-SKATING-MOSCOW-RUSSIA-BIASIOLI-FERRARIO