Original unframed etching on paper, 8 1/8" by 12 3/8" inside the mat (the sheet 10" by 14"), signed in the plate and dated there 42, and pencil signed in the nearby lower right margin by the noted American printmaker LUIGI LUCIONI (1900-1988). **ONE OF SEVERAL PRINTS BY THE ARTIST IN MY SHOP**, this is no doubt a Vermont landscape scene, as Lucioni's prints largely deal with the classic mountain scenery, barns and farms of that rural state. The title is "Two Silos", and this was issued for the Associated American Artists in an edition of 250. This example is not laid down---though it is affixed with old tape at top corners, and the portion that was under the mat is heavily browned and darkened. Lucioni's paintings in casein and oil bring significant sums at major auctions of American art, and his prints, though numerous, are eagerly sought after by collectors, as he was clearly a master of the etching. See the net for much more information on the artist's life. .
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