1912 Vintage New Orleans FEMALE PROSTITUTE Louisiana Photo Art By E. J. BELLOCQ

1912 Vintage New Orleans FEMALE PROSTITUTE Louisiana Photo Art By E. J. BELLOCQ

1912 Vintage New Orleans FEMALE PROSTITUTE Louisiana Photo Art By E. Since 1989 – The Name You Can Trust For Fine Vintage Photogravures, Photographs & Antique Prints. Serving the Design & Decor trades for over 20 years. See our vintage and original prints featured in. Coastal Living, Dwell Magazine. And other fine quality publications. WE LIST DOZENS OF NEW ARRIVALS EVERY DAY! Where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure. Photographer: John Ernest Joseph Bellocq (1873 1949) – American professional photographer who worked in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Bellocq is remembered for his haunting photographs of the prostitutes of Storyville, New Orleans’ legalized red light district of the time period. His life and pictures have been the inspiration novels, poems and films. For more information please see below about E. Date Of Negative: circa 1912 Type Of Print: Sheet Fed Photogravure Plate (master Print made from the original glass plate negative) Date Of Print: 1970 Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photo gravure compilation Paper: Medium weight, satin finish Printmaker: The Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut Print Origin: U. Approximate Size Inches: 9.25 x 7.5 inches Approximate Size Metric: 23.7 x 19.25 centimeters Print Border: Yes – white surrounding print border Condition Grade: Very Fine++ (45+ year old print) Verso: Blan k – (plate number on reverse side in small text print). Registered Archive Print Serial #. This is an authentic (NOT a computer scanned reprint), genuine 1970 photogravure print (also known as héliogravure) by the American photographer E. The master print for this photogravure was created from the original glass plate negative Bellocq made in circa 1912 and is part of a historically significant collection of 89 negatives recovered after his death. The image itself was made with a glass plate view camera and the subjects are New Orleans, Louisiana prostitutes who worked in the then legal red light district known as “Storyville”. This quality sheet fed gravure print was originally issued as part of a bound compilation of photo-gravures printed in 1970 as part of a special publishing project funded by the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City. The photogravures coincided with MOMA’s 1970 public exhibition of photo-chemical prints made directly from Bellocq’s original glass negatives. Upon public exhibition these photographs were immediately acclaimed for their unique poignancy and beauty. Bellocq was born in a wealthy white French Creole family in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He became an amateur photographer before setting himself up as a professional, making his living mostly by taking photographic records of landmarks and of ships and machinery for local companies. However, he also took personal photographs of the hidden side of local life, and most notably the prostitutes of Storyville. These were only known to a small number of his acquaintances. In the latter part of his life, he lived alone and acquired a reputation for eccentricity and unfriendliness. After his death in 1949, most of his negatives and prints were destroyed. However, the Storyville negatives were later found. All the images were portraits of women. Some are nude, some dressed, others posed as if acting a mysterious narrative. Many of the negatives were badly damaged, in part deliberately, which encouraged speculation. Many of the faces in the images had been scraped out; whether this was done by Bellocq, his Jesuit priest brother who inherited them after E. S death or someone else is unknown. Bellocq is the most likely candidate, since the damage was done while the emulsion was still wet. In other pictures the women wore masks obscuring their identity. This photogravure plate is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Vintage 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 quality sheet fed gravure print. The watermark word “Finephoto” does not appear on the actual print. We list beautiful original vintage photographs, photogravures and antique prints everyday! For more vintage E. 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 for framing. Secure archival packaging includes water/tear resistant carrier, custom made 275 lb. Triple wall inserts, individual acid free black archival backing boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print protectors and a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. To supplement and replenish those holdings we are regularly acquiring new collections and portfolios from around the world as opportunities present themselves. As a result of this ongoing procurement of vintage materials, when we feel we are “deep enough” in specific areas we will be open to accept offers which are reasonably close to the listing price of an item. So, if you decide to use the Best Offer option in those listings which contain one and make us a reasonable offer, we will do our best to accept. ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure is an intaglio print making 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 it’s 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. At Finephoto we are always committed to your complete satisfaction! We will continue striving to bring you the very best in quality, variety and excellence in photographic imagery for your collecting and photographic art needs. Where you can also sign up for our free newsletter for special promotions, new listings and interesting information on vintage photography. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1912 Vintage New Orleans FEMALE PROSTITUTE Louisiana Photo Art By E. J. BELLOCQ” is in sale since Tuesday, February 7, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “finephoto” and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Photo Type: Photogravure
  • Subject: Historic & Vintage
  • Color: Black & White
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10″)
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Print Type: Heliogravure, Photogravure
  • Artist: E.J. Bellocq
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1950
  • Color Type: Black & White

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