1912 New Orleans Nude Female Prostitute E. J. Bellocq Vintage Louisiana Photo Art

1912 New Orleans Nude Female Prostitute E. J. Bellocq Vintage Louisiana Photo Art

1912 New Orleans Nude Female Prostitute E. J. Bellocq Vintage Louisiana Photo Art
1912 Vintage New Orleans FEMALE NUDE PROSTITUTE Louisiana Photo Art E. 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! 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. Photographer: John Ernest Joseph Bellocq (1873 1949) – American professional photographer who worked in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Bellocq is remembered for his haunting photographs of the prostitutes of Storyville, New Orleans’ legalized red light district of the time period. His life and pictures have been an inspiration for novels, poems and films. For more information please see below about E. Female Nude – New Orleans prostitute. Date Of Negative: circa 1912 Type Of Print: Sheet Fed Photogravure Plate. Date Of Print: 1970 Paper: Medium weight, satin finish Printmaker: The Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut Print Origin: U. Approximate Size Inches: 9.25 x 7.5 inches Approximate Size Metric: 23.7 x 19.25 centimeters Print Border: Yes – white surrounding print border Condition Grade: Very Fine++ (45+ year old print) Verso: Blan k – (plate number on reverse side in small text print). Registered Archive Print Serial #. This is an authentic (NOT a computer scanned reprint), genuine 1970 photogravure print (also known as h√©liogravure) by the American photographer E. The master print for this photogravure was created from the original glass plate negative Bellocq made in circa 1912 and is part of a historically significant collection of 89 negatives recovered after his death. The image itself was made with a glass plate view camera and the subjects are New Orleans, Louisiana prostitutes who worked in the then legal red light district known as “Storyville”. This quality sheet fed gravure print was printed in 1970 as part of a special publishing project funded by the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City. The photogravures coincided with MOMA’s 1970 public exhibition of photo-chemical prints made directly from Bellocq’s original glass negatives. Upon public exhibition these photographs were immediately acclaimed for their unique poignancy and beauty. Bellocq was born in a wealthy white French Creole family in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He became an amateur photographer before setting himself up as a professional, making his living mostly by taking photographic records of landmarks and of ships and machinery for local companies. However, he also took personal photographs of the hidden side of local life, and most notably the prostitutes of Storyville. These were only known to a small number of his acquaintances. In the latter part of his life, he lived alone and acquired a reputation for eccentricity and unfriendliness. After his death in 1949, most of his negatives and prints were destroyed. However, the Storyville negatives were later found. All the images were portraits of women. Some are nude, some dressed, others posed as if acting a mysterious narrative. Many of the negatives were badly damaged, in part deliberately, which encouraged speculation. Many of the faces in the images had been scraped out; whether this was done by Bellocq, his Jesuit priest brother who inherited them after E. S death or someone else is unknown. Bellocq is the most likely candidate, since the damage was done while the emulsion was still wet. In other pictures the women wore masks obscuring their identity. This photogravure plate 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 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. 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. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1912 New Orleans Nude Female Prostitute E. J. Bellocq Vintage Louisiana Photo Art” is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “finephoto” and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Print Type: Heliogravure, Photogravure
  • Color: Black & White
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Artist: E.J. Bellocq
  • Photo Type: Photogravure
  • Subject: Nudes
  • Style: Vintage
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Originality: Original
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10″)
  • Year: 1912

1912 New Orleans Nude Female Prostitute E. J. Bellocq Vintage Louisiana Photo Art