This is an original 1945 black and white photogravure of a man leaning over a balustrade and a Sonnet lies in the bottom left hand corner. Raphael was a painter and architect of the High Renaissance period. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.
This 66+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 11 inches; 19 x 28 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)
This piece was illustrated by Raphael.
Keywords specific to this image: Renaissance, Italy, Pen