Étienne Carjat (1828-1906) - Portrait of Jacques Fromental Halévy

Description
Étienne Carjat (1828-1906) - Portrait of Jacques Fromental Halévy
Woodburytype - Not signed - 1877

Vintage woodburytype on carboard by Etienne Carjat
Portrait of the french composer Jean Fromental Halévy
Printed by Goupil & Cie in 1877

The Woodburytype process was invented by Walter B. Woodbury and patented in 1864. It was the first successful photomechanical process fully able to reproduce the delicate continuous tone of photographs. It produced true middle values and did not make use of a screen or other image deconstruction method. As there is no weft it is almost impossible to distinguish the woodburytype from the original photograph. It was often considered the most perfect, most beautiful photomechanical process and inspired a number of books, magazines, and special edition printings between 1864 and 1910.

Lot details
Artist
Étienne Carjat (1828-1906)
Title of artwork
Portrait of Jacques Fromental Halévy
Technique
Woodburytype
Signature
Not signed
Date of print
1877
Condition
Good
Vintage print
Yes
Image size
22.7×17.8 cm
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