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This Vintage 1956 Photogravure Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On White 11 x 14 inch Acid Free Museum Mat Board & Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame. Photographer: Josef Sudek (Czech, 1896 - 1976) - world renowned photographic artist whose subject matter ranged from landscapes and nudes to still life and intimate garden scenes. One of the true giants of twentieth-century photography, Josef Sudek's vision and craftsmanship continue to have a profound influence on the medium. Surreal Still Life Egg and Glass. Type Of Print: Vintage Sheet Fed Photogravure/Héliogravure (made from the original negative).Engraver/Printmaker: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury Hudby A Umeni. Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: Prague, Czech Republic Approximate Image Size. Inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). Mount Board Size Inches: 14 x 11 inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm) Mount Board Color: White Print Border: No - full bleed print.
Condition Grade: Fine + + Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archival materials onto 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Print Serial #: 184 H8. Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - hand signed COA issued from Fine Photo Galleries. This is an authentic (NOT a computer scanned reprint), genuine 1956 photogravure print (also known as héliogravure) from an image by the renowned Czech photographic master Josef Sudek. This exquisite photogravure was printed in 1956 from the original negative and exhibits beautiful detail and tonality.
It is in near mint condition and an example of fine art photogravure printing at its highest level - it will frame up beautifully for display. This photogravure is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed. CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto 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 high quality sheet fed gravure plate. 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. Each vintage artwork comes with a fully authenticated gallery certified Certificate Of Authenticity. This COA contains a unique serial number and small corresponding tamper proof hologram with matching serial number affixed to the backside of the print with archival adhesive. Our exclusive authentication system and the ensuing COA/Hologram not only provides our clients with essential peace of mind but, adds value to the print in the future by providing provenance and the original gallery authenticity guarantee documents.
ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure is an intaglio print making 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 renowned photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs". The seller is "finephoto" and is located in this country: US.
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