Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Original Hugo Brehme Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (A) El Paricutin Volcano

Gelatin Silver Print Photograph. Michoacan, Mexico Estate Find. We offer one framed original 1940s era signed gelatin silver print by Hugo Brehme. The photograph features the eruption of El Paricutin, Michoacan, Mexico, which first erupted from a cornfield in 1943. The volcano grew to 336 meters in its first year and remained active until 1952 attaining a total height of 424 meters from the cornfield where it began. The print is signed in pencil below the mounting board. “Hugo Brehme Mexico” on the lower right corner and El Paricutin Mich. On lower left corner. The framed area measures approximately 13 3/4″ by 18 1/8″. The image measures approximately 10 1/4″ by 13 1/2″. In original frame, the print has not been opened so any information that may be on the reverse is unavailable. The print is glued at the corners to a now yellowed and foxed chamois artist board. A brown shadow from the underlying glue appears at several corners. The print shows white areas of paper along several edges as seen in the photographs. Print appears to have a torn or creased upper left corner which occurred when mounted. German-born Hugo Brehme Wick, known as Hugo Brehme. He opened a studio in Mexico City, where he captured the Mexican Revolution with his camera. He published several books of his photography of the Mexican people and landscapes, and was an early mentor of Manuel Alvarez Bravo. E spent the rest of his life in Mexico and is considered one of the founders of Mexican pictorialist photography. His early photographs were documentary, and include views of the Mexican Revolution that have served as source material for various 20th century Mexican artists. The most famous of these, the portrait of Zapata in Cuernavaca, was for many years attributed to Agustín Víctor Casasola, with whom Brehme collaborated from 1913 to1914. After the revolution, Brehme turned to pictorialism, making impressionistic views of the Mexican landscape and inhabitants. These photographs, taken as he wandered with cumbersome equipment through remote, often mountainous regions, were highly acclaimed when published in his collection México Pintoresco (1923). Brehme continued to publish photographs in magazines such as National Geographic and Mapa, and in various books about Mexican culture and geography, until his death in 1954. (Biography courtesy of Online Archive of California). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “azurechicken” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Antique: No
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Color: Black & White
  • Date of Creation: 1940-1949
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Region of Origin: Latin America
  • Framing: Matted & Framed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 10\
  • Type: Photograph
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Featured Person/Artist: Hugo Brehme
  • Production Technique: Gelatin-Silver Print
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico

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