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PhotographerCharles Sollet


MediumPhotogravure: Taille-Douce (screen)

PortfolioL'Épreuve Photographique: Deuxième Série: 1905

AtelierCharles Wittmann (Paris)


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Fancy Portrait, Portrait: Woman, Supports, Tinted Photograph


Image Dimensions: 18.2 x 10.5 cm Série 11 Planche 2
Support Dimensions: 43.4 x 31.5 cm — primary support: 24.1 x 13.5 cm

Associated Highlights:

L’Épreuve Photographique: The Photographic Print - 1904-1905

Title: Lost Profile


Original copy for this entry posted to Facebook on February 19, 2012:

Previously in this space I posted a photograph of the French novelist Colette in order to show the striking effect mounting materials have on the presentation of a particular photograph. This example, “Lost Profile”, by the French photographer Charles Sollet, follows in that tradition-one we feel is critical in preserving artistic intent. This hand-pulled “taille-douce” (screen) photogravure was published in the second series edition of the publication L’Épreuve Photographique, (1904-05), with great care made by its Parisian publisher to match multiple-colored art paper supports with the photographer’s original.

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