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1924 Interior Nave Great Mosque Kairouan Tunisia - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAVURE NAF1

1924 Interior Nave Great Mosque Kairouan Tunisia - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAVURE NAF1

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This is an original 1924 photogravure of the main nave of the Great Mosque in Kairouan, also known as Kairwan, Kayrawan, and Al Qayrawan, a Muslim holy city in Tunisia. Photography: Lehnert & Landrock.

Period Paper is pleased to offer an exceptional collection of historic original photogravures of the architecture, landscape, and people of North Africa including Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Most of these images are the work of photographer Rudolf Lehnert, 1878-1948 and Ernst Landrock 1878-1966 (Lehnert & Landrock). Their partnership in the early years of the 20th century resulted in the creation of an amazing collection of images that capture the romantic and mysterious Arabic world of a century ago--images that are highly desired collectibles. The actual border around the photogravure is larger than what is shown in the digital image and each image usually has a caption in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, which will be included with the item when shipped. However, we wanted to show you the actual image up close and the dimensions provided next to the "Size" above indicate the size of the actual photogravure only. The total size is approximately two inches larger in width and height. These original photogravures are not to be confused with the more common halftone prints. Each of these photogravures was created from an engraved plate and provides exceptional detail, contrast, warmth, and depth, making them excellent original images for framing. If you would like to see the complete collection, please see these categories in our store (Antique and Vintage Art -- Cities, Countries & Continents -- Africa).

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.


This 87+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8 inches; 15 x 20 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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