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Where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure. This Vintage 1931 Photogravure Plate Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 11 x 14 inch Archival Presentation Mat Board And Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame. Nora Dumas (Hungarian 1890 - 1979) - acclaimed and collected Hungarian French photographer. Graveyard tombstone crosses - Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.Date Of Negative: circa early 1930's Type Of Print. Date Of Print: 1931 Printmaker/Engraver: La Néogravure, Paris, France Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: France Approximate Image Size: 6.75 x 9. Mount Board Size: 11 x 14 inches Print Border: No - full bleed print. Condition Grade: Fine + + Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archival materials on 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Print Archive Serial #. Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries. Yes - tamper proof hologram certification affixed to print mount verso and COA. FINE PHOTO GALLERIES is pleased to offer an authentic, genuine (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1931 photogravure (also known as a héliogravure print) produced from the original negative/print of the photographer. Sheet fed photogravure print was engraved and printed. By the highly regarded Paris engraving house of La Néogravure. Whether you collect vintage photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this authentic vintage photogravure plate 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" grid, excellent pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a high quality sheet fed gravure print. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print. 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.
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. 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. 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 renowned photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited.