1904 Mont Blanc Chamonix Switzerland France Mountain - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAVURE SW2

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"Mont Blanc and Chamonix."

This is an original 1904 photogravure of Mont Blanc and Chamonix, France.

The Photogravure Process. A photogravure is a photographic image produced from an engraving plate --an expensive and rarely used process today. Through the transfer of etching ink from an etched copperplate to special dampened paper run through an etching press, this process creates an image that registers an extraordinary variety of tones. This unique tonal range comes from photogravure's variable depth of etch--the shadows are etched many times deeper than the highlights unlike the halftone processes that merely vary dot size. The prints produced via this process have the subtle tones of a photograph and the art quality of a lithograph, making them extraordinarily collectible items.

CONDITION

This 107+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No aging. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Other
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5 inches; 9 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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