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Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure. Photographer: Josef Sudek (Czech, 1896 - 1976) - world renowned photographic artist - one of the true giants of twentieth-century photography. Date Of Negative: circa 1951. Photogravure/Héliogravure (Etched plate made from the original print).
Date Of Print: 1978 (35+ year old print) Engraver/Platemaker: Roto/Sadag, S. Geneva, Switzerland Original Issue: Sheet fed photogravure/héliogravure monograph Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: Switzerland Approximate Size Inches. X 16.25 centimeters Print Border: Yes - surrounding white print border in addition to any black border around the immediate image (note: many of the Sudek prints have thick black or dark borders surrounding the image from the film plate which are intentional on the part of Sudek and the actual way he printed them).Condition Grade: Extra Fine++ Verso: Blan k. Registered Archive Print Serial #.
This is an authentic (NOT a computer scanned reprint), genuine 1978 photogravure print (also known as héliogravure) from an image by the renown Czech photographic master Josef Sudek. These atmospheric images were printed in 1978 from the original contact prints from Sudek's darkroom and exhibit incredible detail and tonality - faithful to the original contact print in every regard possible.Originally issued as part of a hardcover monograph of photogravures printed in Switzerland in 1978, this plate was engraved and pressed by the highly regarded Swiss engraving house of Roto/Sadag in Geneva who utilized their finest photogravure engraving/printing technique in rendering Sudek's prints for this project. The plate is in near mint condition and an example of fine art photogravure printing at it's highest level - it will frame up beautifully for display.
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, 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. 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. 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 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 it's significant expense and labor, the process is rarely seen today.
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Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! The item "1951/78 JOSEF SUDEK Vintage Czech Photo Gravure BREAD EGG FOOD Still Life Art" is in sale since Wednesday, June 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".The seller is "finephoto" and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.