1950 Vintage EGYPT PEASANT COTTON Dead City Photo 16x20 By HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. Since 1989 - The Name You Can Trust For Fine Vintage Photogravures, Photographs & Antique Prints. Serving the Design & Decor trades for over 20 years. See our vintage and original prints featured in. And other fine quality publications.
WE LIST DOZENS OF NEW ARRIVALS EVERY DAY! 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 1952 Photogravure Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 16 x 20 inch White Archival Presentation Mat Board And Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame. Photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson (French 1908 - 2004) - Internationally renowned photographic artist - widely considered the "father" of modern photojournalism.
This is the City of the Dead, the counterpart of the active city of Cairo Proper. Workers twist cotton here, their threads stretched between graves. The City of the Dead is not just a cemetery, but a city with streets of houses - all empty, because they are for the dead only. Behind this wall is a house containing the graves of a wealthy family.
Poor ones have their graves scattered about between the houses. This woman is bringing food to cotton-workers in the City of the Dead. Date Of Negative: circa 1950 Type Of Print: Beautiful large format vintage Sheet Fed Photogravure (made from original negative/print). Date Of Print: 1952 (65+ year old print) Printmaker/Engraver: Draeger Fréres of Paris, France, the esteemed engraving house who at various times printed the work of Picasso, Matisse and numerous other historically significant 20th century artists. Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photogravure photography compilation Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: France Approximate Image Size Inches: 13.25 x 9 inches Approximate Image Size Metric: 33.7 x 23 centimeters.
Mount Board Size Inches: 16 x 20 inches archival mat board - fits standard size frame. Mount Board Size Metric: 40.6 x 50.8 centimeters. White Print Border: No - full bleed print. Condition Grade: Fine ++ Verso: Professionally dry mounted with Bienfang archival materials onto sturdy 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Print Serial #.
FINE PHOTO GALLERIES is pleased to offer an authentic, genuine (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1952 photogravure (also known as a héliogravure print) produced from the original negative/print of the internationally renowned French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. This sheet fed photogravure print was originally issued as part of a now scarce bound photography compilation assembled in 1952 France - it was engraved and printed in fine dual sided photogravure by the highly regarded Paris engraving house of Draeger Féres. Whether you collect vintage photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this authentic vintage photogravure 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" cell structure, uniform 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. 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. 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. 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 (or héliogravure) 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.
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