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Photographer: UnknownPublisher: Verlag von Ernst WasmuthMedium: PhotogravureLocation: Athens, GreeceImage Size: 8.25 x 6.25Date: 1926
Sepia toned image of the Parthenon on the Athenian acropolis. The Parthenon was built to honor Athena and protect her statue. It was built in the 4th century B.C. and is considered the most important surviving structure of Ancient Greece.
The print is in excellent condition with no foxing, creases or tears. This work comes in a museum quality acid free mat.
A photogravure is a photographic image produced by a laborious and expensive process using a copper plate and light sensitive gelatin tissue. The image is then etched into the plate in a series of chemical baths in ferric chloride to produce an intaligio print with amazing tonal depth. The process was developed in the late nineteenth century and was the preferred method of the time for producing large quantities of high quality art prints.
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