c.1900/72 Photo Gravure NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN Cree Teepees
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This Vintage 1972 Photogravure Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 11 x 14
inch Archival Presentation Mat Board And Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size
Photographer: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868 - 1952) - renowned
photographer of the American West and the Native American Indian.
Title: "Cree Teepee"
Subject: Native American Indian - American West - Cheyenne Tribe.
Date Of Negative: circa 1895 - 1918
Type Of Print: Authentic Vintage Sheet Fed Photogravure/Heliogravure.
Date Of Print: 1972
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Paper - medium weight rag type art paper, matte
Print/Plate Maker: Meriden Gravure Company - Meriden, Connecticut.
Print Origin: U.S.A.
Approximate Image Size: 9 x 7 inches
Mount Board Size: 11 x 14 inches
Mount Board Color: White
Print Border: No - full bleed print.
Condition Grade: Fine ++
Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archival materials on 4ply museum mat
Registered Vintage Archive Serial #: 42T5CG9
Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA
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This is an authentic (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1972 photogravure print on
fine art paper made directly from the original circa early 1900's photogravure
plate/negative by the renowned photographer of the Native American Indian,
Edward S. Curtis. The photogravure plate is professionally dry mounted on 11x14
archival museum mat board and ready for a standard size frame.These iconic
Native American images have been faithfully crafted in fine sheet fed
photogravure (also known as Héliogravure) by The Meriden Gravure Company and
matched for tonality and color - their "look" is that of the original pre-1920
Soft, muted and atmospheric, these images evoke the historic feel of a world
and way of life long since gone. The source originals from which these vintage
1972 prints were made came from the Pierpont Morgan Library's Curtis collection
and the Boston Public Library's set of original Curtis photogravures from his
landmark project "The North American Indian". Finephoto carries an extensive
selection of vintage 1972 Edward S. Curtis prints, in both fine lithography and
photogravure - all are matched to the original images in their look. Condition
of this professionally mounted photogravure is excellent and it will frame up
beautifully for display.
OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the
Finephoto 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 plate. 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.
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boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print protectors and a hand
signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. International
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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.
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