1942 Karl Blossfeldt Original Botanical Plant Flower Vintage Photo Gravure Art

1942 Karl Blossfeldt Original Botanical Plant Flower Vintage Photo Gravure Art

1942 Original BOTANICAL PLANT Flower Vintage Germany Photo Art KARL BLOSSFELDT. 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: Professor Karl Blossfeldt (German, 1865 – 1932) – Internationally renown and historically significant photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who lived and worked in Berlin, Germany. Achieved international fame in the 1920′s for his iconic close up photographs of plant types. Subject: Botanical study – enlarged plant abstract. This print comes from the renown 1942 printing which was one of only three high quality photogravure portfolios ever published of Blossfeldt’s ground breaking photographic work. There were several other releases of his work from the 1930′s to the 1950′s and even present day reprints but, none that have approached the quality of the “trilogy” 1928/29, 1932 and 1942 single sided prints. Date Of Negative: circa 1920′s – 1930′s Type Of Print: Vintage Photogravure (Etched plate made from the original image) Date Of Print: 1942 Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photogravure compilation Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: Germany Print/Plate Maker: Meisenbach Riffarth & Co. Berlin-Schoneberg, Germany Approximate Image Size Inches: 11 x 8.5 inches Approximate Image Size Metric: 28 x 21.75 centimeters Print Border: Yes – small 3/8 inch surrounding border, professionally trimmed. T his is an original AUTHENTIC (NOT a modern reprint) , vintage 1942 photogravure (héliogravure) print by the renown photographer, teacher and artist Professor Karl Blossfeldt. Catapulted to international fame some 80 years ago by his amazing isolated close up photographs of strange botanical forms, Blossfeldt was an early pioneer in the transformation of photography from a medium of documentation to that of an art form. He devoted his entire 30 year career to the close up photographing of plant sections creating engaging images which crossed into the abstract art world. Blossfeldt designed and made his own camera which allowed him to magnify his plant specimens up to 30 times their actual size. Today he is considered an important and influential figure in photographic history and his work is held in numerous collections and museums throughout the world. IMPORTANT NOTE: These are amongst the most difficult prints we have made scans of – a testament to the quality gravure printing of these images as they possess the best qualities for which gravure is known – subtle shading and a wide range of tone. This subtle shading (particularly the background) in many cases cannot be accurately picked up by the scanner. This 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 Vintage Archive & Database. Under magnification this plate shows a tight “honeycomb” grid, 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! 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. This photogravure plate is professionally trimmed with a 3/8 inch border surrounding the actual full frame image to facilitate ease of matting and 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 100% 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. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1942 Karl Blossfeldt Original Botanical Plant Flower Vintage Photo Gravure Art” is in sale since Wednesday, July 3, 2019. 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.
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1950
  • Year: 1942
  • Color: Black & White
  • Photo Type: Photogravure
  • Originality: Original
  • Artist: Karl Blossfeldt
  • Style: Photography
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Color Type: Black & White
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 10″)
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Print Type: Photogravure
  • Original/ Reproduction: Original
  • Medium: Photogravure
  • Age: 1900-1949
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  • Subject: Botanical

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