1900/72 EDWARD CURTIS Photo Gravure Native Inuit ESKIMO Nunivak Children 11x14


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1900/72 EDWARD CURTIS Photo Gravure Native Inuit
ESKIMO Nunivak Children 11x14
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This Vintage 1972 Photogravure Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 11 x 14 inch  Archival Presentation Mat Board And Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame.
Print Specifications: Photographer:  Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868 - 1952) - renowned photographer of the American West and the Native American Indian. Title:  "Nunivak Children"     Subject:  Native American Indian - American West - Nunivak Tribe. First Nations. Date Of Negative:  circa 1895 - 1918 Type Of Print:  Authentic Sepia Toned Sheet Fed Photogravure. Date Of Print:  1972 Paper:  Mohawk Superfine Paper - medium weight rag type art paper, matte finish. Print/Plate Maker: Meriden Gravure Company - Meriden, Connecticut Print Origin:  U.S.A. Approximate Image Size:  9.25 x 7 inches Mount Board Size:  11 x 14 inches Print Border:  No - full bleed print. Condition Grade:  Fine ++ Verso:  Professionally dry mounted with archival materials onto 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Archive Serial #: 147R5CG8 Certificate Of Authenticity (COA):  Yes - individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries. Shipping:  USPS with MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL PACKING Guarantee:  Always 100% Complete Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! 
This is an authentic (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1972 photogravure print on fine art paper made directly from the original circa early 1900's photogravure plate/negative by the renowned photographer of the Native American Indian, Edward S. Curtis. The photogravure plate is professionally dry mounted on 11x14 archival museum mat board and ready for a standard size frame.These iconic Native American images have been faithfully crafted in fine sheet fed photogravure (also known as Héliogravure) by The Meriden Gravure Company and matched for tonality and color - their "look" is that of the original pre-1920 gravures.  Soft, muted and atmospheric, these images evoke the historic feel of a world and way of life long since gone. The source originals from which these vintage 1972 prints were made came from the Pierpont Morgan Library's Curtis collection and the Boston Public Library's set of original Curtis photogravures from his landmark project "The North American Indian". Finephoto carries an extensive selection of vintage 1972 Edward S. Curtis prints, in both fine lithography and photogravure - all are matched to the original images in their look. Condition of this professionally mounted photogravure is excellent and it will frame up beautifully for display.
This vintage 1972 photogravure is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Archive & Database. Under magnification this plate shows a tight "honeycomb" cell structure, uniform pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a high quality sheet fed gravure plate. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print.
READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY! - The expensive engraved copper plate photogravure process and the resulting fine prints make vintage photogravures highly collectible and excellent vintage prints forframing. Your vintage print will arrive ready to be placed directly into a standard size frame.  ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE:  Photogravure (or héliogravure) is an intaglio printmaking process utilizing a carefully etched copper plate made from the original negative/image. Prints are made by pressing suitable paper heavily down upon the inked copper plate which has been intricately etched to varying depths corresponding with the actual tonality of the original negative, This precisely etched plate combined with a fine "honeycomb" screen controls the amount of ink to be transferred to the paper at any given point in direct proportion to the variation of tone in the original image. The result is a true continuous tone print which combines many qualities of a traditional silver based photograph with a tactile feel similar to an etching, engraving or lithograph. Rich in tonal detail, the photogravure process produces delicately rendered shades for a look which is unique in the world of photographic print making. In the early to mid 1900's photogravure was selected (when budgets allowed) for special high quality publishing and portfolio projects, but due to its significant expense and labor, the process is rarely seen today. From Man Ray and Ruth Bernhard to Brett Weston and Ansel Adams, many of the world's most renown photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process.
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