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Rogelio Egusquiza (Santander, 1845 – Madrid, 1915) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and printmaker.
After traveling around Europe he initially focused on history painting, which he soon abandoned for portraits. In 1876 his work radically changed direction due to his new interest in Richard Wagner
Egusquiza became one of the group of Symbolist artists inspired by the composer and his universe and embarked on a series of works that reveal a new concept of art as a vehicle for the sacred and mystical.
At the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, Egusquiza presented his series of five prints on Parsifal, which earned him a silver medal, soon followed by the Legion of Honour. For twenty years the artist’s work focused on Wagnerian themes, from which he only moved away at the end of the century with a new interest in the Spanish Golden Age.
Etching and drypoint on similar vellum paper.
Sheet size cm. 51,8 x 39,5 plate size cm. 46,5 x 34,5
Signed and dated with monogram on the plate.
Pencil signed and red stamp lower right margin.
Very good conditions.
Acquaforte e puntasecca su carta simil pergamena.
Foglio cm. 51,8 x 39,5 lastra cm. 46,5 x 34,5
Firmata e datata con monogramma nella lastra.
Firmata a matita e timbro rosso dell’autore in basso a destra.