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Photographer: Produced by photographers associated with the Minister Of Overseas France, a division of the French government - several photographer's collaborated on this 1952 portfolio collection.
Subject: Nude black female - Africa
Date Of Negative: circa late 1940's - 1952
Type Of Print: Sheet Fed Photogravure Plate (from the original negative/image - authorized by the photographer)
Date Of Print: 1952
Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photogravure compilation
Paper: Medium weight, matte finish
Print Origin: Switzerland
Print Maker: Roto-Sadag, S.A., Geneva, Switzerland
Approximate Size Inches: 11 x 8 inches
Approximate Size Metric: 28 x 20.5 centimeters
Print Border: No - full bleed print.
Condition Grade: Fine+++
Verso: gravure printing on reverse side
Registered & Certified Print Serial #: 60T4EB2
Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA from Finephoto
Shipping: USPS with MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL PACKING
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This is an authentic, vintage (NOT a modern reprint) 1952 photogravure plate created as part of a special portfolio in association with the government of France. Focusing on the tribal African female, this engaging vintage gravure print is from a bound photogravure compilation produced in 1952 in conjunction with the Overseas Ministry of France which is now quite scarce. Whether you collect vintage photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this atmospheric photogravure print will mat, frame and display beautifully!
This photogravure print is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered and certified serial number from the Finephoto Vintage Archive & Database. Under
magnification this plate shows a tight "honeycomb" grid, excellent
pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a
quality sheet fed photogravure print. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print.
NOTE: please note there is gravure printing on the reverse side of this vintage plate from the original dual sided issue.
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. MUSEUM QUALITY PACKING & SHIPPING! - All vintage prints are expertly packed and shipped by USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance.
Secure archival packaging includes water/tear resistant carrier, custom
made 275 lb. triple wall inserts, individual acid free black archival
backing boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print
protectors and a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. International customers please see Shipping Section below. "BUY IT NOW" OR "BEST OFFER" - As collectors/dealers
in vintage photogravures, photographs and antique prints for over 25 years, we have
acquired a significant collection and inventory of vintage prints which
we maintain in two separate West Florida archive locations. To
supplement and replenish those holdings we are regularly acquiring new
collections and portfolios from around the world as opportunities
present themselves. As a result of this ongoing procurement of vintage
materials, when we feel we are "deep enough" in specific areas we will
be open to accept offers which are reasonably close to the listing price of an item. So,
if you decide to use the Best Offer option in those listings which
contain one and make us a reasonable offer, we will do our best to
accept.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 transfered 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 it's 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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