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 1972 Photogravure Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 12 x 16 inch Archival Presentation Mat Board And Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame.Photographer: Andre Kertesz (Born Hungary, 1894 - 1985) - world renowned photographic artist. Type Of Print: Authentic Sheet Fed Photogravure. Date Of Print: 1972 Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: France. Approximate Image Size: 6.25 x 10 inches. Print Border: No - full bleed print.
Condition Grade: Extra Fine + + Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archi val materials onto sturdy 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Archive Serial #.
This is an authentic (NOT a computer scanned reprint), genuine 1972 photogravure (also known as Héliogravure) from an image by the renowned photographic master Andre Kertesz. It was created from the original negative/print.
Andre Kertesz was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and to photojournalism. Today he is considered a giant in photographic history with his work is held in important collections and museums throughout the world. This quality photo-gravure print was printed by the highly regarded engraving house of Braun-Mulhouse in France in 1972. Whether you collect vintage photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this authentic vintage 1972 photogravure plate will frame and display beautifully! 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. 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.
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 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.