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1915 Rotogravure WWI Ypres Belgium Ruins Cloth Hall Cathedral Public Square YNY2

1915 Rotogravure WWI Ypres Belgium Ruins Cloth Hall Cathedral Public Square YNY2

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"Ypres the Silent"

This is an original 1915 large-format duotone rotogravure of a painting by Georges Scott of the ruins of Ypres, Belgium during World War I. Note that in the bottom corners are inset halftone images of the Cathedral and Cloth Hall as they appeared before the war.


This 99+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Original portfolio crease. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso. This item will be shipped folded along the original center crease.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Duotone
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 20.75 x 15.75 inches; 53 x 40 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of historic rotogravures from the first years of World War I. This global conflict, known as the Great War (and sometimes as "The war to end all wars"), was centered in Europe beginning 28 July 1914 and lasting until 11 November 1918, and ultimately involved all the worldÕs great powers and cost millions of lives.

About Rotogravure: Rotogravure is a printing method using a rotary press with intaglio cylinders which allows for very high quality halftone reproductions to be printed at high speed on inexpensive paper stock. Newspapers, beginning with The New York Times, were able to make effective use of this technology, and many published regular rotogravure pictorial sections in their publications during the early 20th century.

This piece was illustrated by Scott, Georges. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

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