1949 Vintage Bertrand Russell British Philosopher YOUSUF KARSH Photo Art 16x20

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Location Tampa, Florida 336** US

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Size Medium (up to 36in.)

Artist Yousuf Karsh

Style Vintage

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Medium Heliogravure, Photogravure

Date Of Creation 1900-1949

Features Ready For Standard Size 16x20 Frame

Year 1949/83

Certificate Of Authenticity Gallery Certified COA w/ Registered Serial Number

Color Black & White

Subject Portrait

Hologram Protected Yes - Tamper Proof COA Hologram Certification

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1949 Vintage Bertrand Russell British Philosopher
YOUSUF KARSH Photo Art 16x20
_FINEPHOTO_: _"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! PLEASE VISIT OUR EBAY STORE 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.
*** THIS VINTAGE 1959 PHOTOGRAVURE COMES PROFESSIONALLY DRY MOUNTED ON 20 X 16 INCH ARCHIVAL PRESENTATION MAT BOARD AND IS READY TO PLACE IN A STANDARD SIZE FRAME.
_PRINT SPECIFICATIONS:_
PHOTOGRAPHER: Yousuf Karsh (Armenian born Canadian, 1908 - 2002) - Internationally renowned Canadian photographer best known for iconic portraits of historical figures including world leaders, artists, writers, athletes, actors, intellectuals and more.
Subject: Portrait of British philosopher, mathematician and educationist Bertrand Arthur William Russell - England, great Britain, United Kingdom. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.
DATE OF NEGATIVE: 1949
TYPE OF PRINT: Authentic Vintage Sheet Fed Photogravure/Heliogravure.
DATE OF PRINT: 1959
PAPER: Fine Héliomat paper made by Francais des Papiers in Paris, France.
PRINT ORIGIN: Netherlands
PRINT/PLATE MAKER: Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem.
APPROXIMATE IMAGE SIZE: 11 x 8.5 inches
MOUNT BOARD SIZE: 20 x 16 inches
PRINT BORDER: No - full bleed print.
CONDITION GRADE: Fine ++
Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archival materials onto 4ply museum mat board.
Registered Vintage Pint Serial #: 170B7GP12
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 1959 photogravure (also known as a héliogravure) by the internationally renowned Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. This vintage sheet fed gravure plate was engraved and printed in quality photogravure by the highly regarded engraving house of Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands in 1959. The paper is of fine quality and the prints themselves are simply beautiful to behold. Karsh himself wrote the following words regarding these richly crafted photogravures: _"FOR THE FIRST TIME THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT HAVE BEEN MY LIFE'S WORK WERE REPRODUCED BY A MECHANICAL PROCESS WITH COMPLETE FIDELITY. SO TRUE IS THE RESULT, INDEED, THAT FRIENDS HAVE SAID THEY FIND IT DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THESE PHOTOGRAVURE PLATES AND THE HAND-PRINTED ORIGINALS FROM MY DARKROOM. THE PRODUCTION OF THESE PLATES INVOLVED CONSIDERABLE TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT. BUT TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY A MEANS TO AN END. MORE SIGNIFICANT AND GRATIFYING TO ME IS THAT MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, WHO PREVIOUSLY MAY NOT HAVE SEEN AN ORIGINAL KARSH PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT BUT HAD TO RELY ON THE OFTEN INADEQUATE REPRODUCTION OF STANDARD PRINTING METHODS, WERE NOW ABLE TO SEE THE FINE DETAILS, THE SUBTLE GRADUATIONS, THE DELICATE NUANCES WHICH REVEAL UNDERLYING CHARACTER"_. Yousuf Karsh's iconic photographic portraits are held in museums and important photography collections throughout the world.
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" 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.
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. Your vintage print will arrive ready to be placed directly into a standard size frame.
HOLOGRAM CERTIFIED: Each vintage artwork comes with a fully authenticated gallery certified Certificate Of Authenticity. This COA contains a unique serial number and small corresponding tamper proof hologram with matching serial number affixed to the backside of the print with archival adhesive. Our exclusive authentication system and the ensuing COA/Hologram not only provides our clients with essential peace of mind but, adds value to the print in the future by providing provenance and the original gallery authenticity guarantee documents.
MUSEUM QUALITY PACKING & SHIPPING! - All vintage prints are expertly packed and shipped by USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. 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.
ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure 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 renowned photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process.
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