Type Of Print: Vintage Sheet Fed Photogravure (from original negative/print - authorized by the photographer) Date Of Print: 1947 (72+ year old print) Printmaker/Engraver. Paris, France Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: France Approximate Image Size Inches: 8.25 x 6.25 inches Approximate Image Size Metric: 20.5 x 16.25 centimeters Mount Board Size Inches: 14 x 11 inches archival mat board - fits standard size frame. Mount Board Size Metric: 36 x 28 centimeters.White Print Border: No - full bleed print. Condition Grade: Fine ++ Verso: Professionally dry mounted with Bienfang archival materials onto sturdy 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Print Serial #. Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries. FINE PHOTO GALLERIES is pleased to offer an authentic, genuine (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1947 photogravure (also known as a héliogravure print) produced from the original negative/print of the listed photographer. This sheet fed photogravure plate was engraved and printed in quality photogravure by the renowned Mourlot Studios in Paris, France. Whether you collect vintage photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this authentic vintage photogravure will frame and display beautifully! This photogravure plate is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Vintage Archive & Database. Under magnification this plate shows a tight "honeycomb" cell structure, uniform pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a quality sheet fed gravure print. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print. We list beautiful original vintage photographs, photogravures and antique prints everyday! READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY!
- The expensive engraved copper plate photogravure process and the resulting fine prints make vintage photogravures highly collectible and excellent vintage prints for framing. Your vintage print will arrive ready to be placed directly into a standard size frame. While most of our clients frame our quality mounted vintage prints right out of the box exactly as delivered, you also have the option of adding an overlay window mat in the color or style of your choice which can be inexpensively done with a quick visit to your local arts/crafts store or framing shop. ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure (or héliogravure) is an intaglio printmaking process utilizing a carefully etched copper plate made from the original negative/image. Prints are made by pressing suitable paper heavily down upon the inked copper plate which has been intricately etched to varying depths corresponding with the actual tonality of the original negative, This precisely etched plate combined with a fine "honeycomb" screen controls the amount of ink to be transferred to the paper at any given point in direct proportion to the variation of tone in the original image.
The result is a true continuous tone print which combines many qualities of a traditional silver based photograph with a tactile feel similar to an etching, engraving or lithograph. Rich in tonal detail, the photogravure process produces delicately rendered shades for a look which is unique in the world of photographic print making. In the early to mid 1900's photogravure was selected (when budgets allowed) for special high quality publishing and portfolio projects, but due to its significant expense and labor, the process is rarely seen today. From Man Ray and Ruth Bernhard to Brett Weston and Ansel Adams, many of the world's most renown photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process.
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