1930′s Vintage CEYLON Sri Lanka 3 SEMI NUDE MALES Bathing Photo Art LIONEL WENDT

1930's Vintage CEYLON Sri Lanka 3 SEMI NUDE MALES Bathing Photo Art LIONEL WENDT

1930′s Vintage CEYLON Sri Lanka 3 SEMI NUDE MALES Bathing Photo Art LIONEL WENDT. 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. Note: the vintage print for sale in this listing is pictured in the top and bottom scans above. The middle three pictures of Lionel Wendt and his London exhibition are for your historical reference only and are not for sale in this listing. Photographer: Lionel Wendt (Sri Lanka/Ceylon 1900 – 1944) Title. Date Of Negative: circa mid 1930′s – early 1940′s Type Of Print: Vintage Limited Edition Photogravure (Etched plate made from the original image) Date Of Print: 1949 Edition Size: 5,000 (gravure print is not numbered) Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photogravure compilation Paper: Heavyweight, matte finish Print Origin: England Print/Plate Maker: Sun Printers, London, England Approximate Image Size Inches: 9.5 x 7.5 inches Approximate Image Size Metric: 24.5 x 19.25 centimeters Print Border: No – full bleed print Condition Grade: Fine++ Verso: Blank. Registered Vintage Print Serial #. This is an authentic vintage. (NOT a modern reprint). 1949 limited edition photogravure by the remarkable photographic artist Lionel Wendt, created from a negative he made in circa mid 1930′s – early 1940′s. Lionel Wendt was an enormous artistic talent who died while in the prime of his life at the age of 44. He was best known for his engaging imagery of both the people and landscape of Ceylon, the beautiful island paradise off the coast of India where he was born and lived most of his life. This vintage photogravure was originally issued as part of a bound limited edition compilation (5,000 total) engraved and printed by the Sun Printing Company in London England in 1949 and released in 1950. In addition to his classic compositions, Lionel Wendt was a leading photographic experimenter of his time producing surreal and modernist images which employed the use of montage technique, solarization, paper negatives and other cutting edge darkroom techniques of the day. Lionel Wendt died of a heart attack in 1944, thought to have been brought on by an excessively long darkroom session. Some time after Wendt’s death, a fellow photographer destroyed many of his negatives believing they should not be printed by others. This unfortunate occurrence combined with the relatively small number of prints he produced while alive, make Lionel Wendt’s imagery rare in any form, whether silver gelatin or photogravure. His work is now held in many important collections and museums throughout the world. This photogravure is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) from Finephoto. 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 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 (also known as héliogravure) 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. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1930′s Vintage CEYLON Sri Lanka 3 SEMI NUDE MALES Bathing Photo Art LIONEL WENDT” is in sale since Monday, May 18, 2015. 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.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Fine Photo Galleries
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1950
  • Photo Type: Photogravure
  • Subject: Nudes
  • Color: Black & White
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10in.)
  • Artist: Lionel Wendt
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Originality: Original
  • Year: 1930′s/1940′s
  • Color Type: Black & White

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