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1937 Photogravure Olympia Entrance Stadion Arch Greek Classical Stones MD1

1937 Photogravure Olympia Entrance Stadion Arch Greek Classical Stones MD1

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This is an original 1937 monochrome photogravure that depicts the entrance to the ancient Greek stadion at Olympia, Greece.

Please note that this item comes with a bottom caption that is not depicted in the digital image. The dimensions reflect only the area shown in the digital image.

Period Paper is pleased to offer an exceptional collection of historic original photogravures of the landscape, buildings, and people in and around the Mediterranean area. Each piece was produced using a photoengraving process known as photogravure.

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 74+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 6.75 inches; 25 x 17 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)

Photography by Professor Walter Hege.

Keywords specific to this image: Archaeology