1923 Rotogravure Raphael Sistine Madonna Virgin Mary Christ Child Cherubs Art
This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure of the famous "Sistine Madonna" painted circa 1512-1514 by the Italian Renaissance master painter, Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520). Painted for the high altar of S. Sisto in Piacenza, the painting includes the figures of the Virgin, the Holy Child, Saint Sixtus, Saint Barbara, and two cherubs.
This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white mark in the bottom margin is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.
- Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
- Grade: Very Fine +++
- Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 14.75 inches; 25 x 37 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 original rotogravures from 1923. These images provide us with fascinating "snapshots," so to speak, of historical events, people and places -- a virtual treasure trove for the collector of historical memorabilia from the early 20th century.
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 Sanzio, Raphael. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.