1890 Wood Engraving Ancient Golden Gate Temple Jerusalem Jesus Messiah Jewish For SaleHome ~ Affiliations ~ Discounts ~ FAQs ~ Grading and Certification ~ Premium Shipping ~ About Us Costume Architecture By Brand By Artist Lithographs VINTAGE ART & ADVERTISING CURATED COLLECTIONS 1890 Wood Engraving Ancient Golden Gate Temple Jerusalem Jesus Messiah Jewish
- Year: 1890
- Type: Original Wood Engraving (Photoxylograph)
- Grade: Near Mint
- Authentication: Dual Certificates
- Image: Black / White
- Approximate Size (inches): 5 x 4.5
- Approximate Size (cm): 13 x 11
This is an original 1890 black and white wood engraving (Photoxylograph) of the ancient Golden Gate temple at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to legend, the Shekhinah or Divine Presence would appear through this gate, and will appear again here when the Messiah comes. Additionally, it is said that Jesus Christ passed through the temple on Palm Sundays.
Period Paper has obtained a collection of artistry primarily depicting the history of ancient Rome and Greece. Virtually unseen individually and numbered 396 of 750, these images include that of temples and tombs, cultural scenes, the natural history of the land, ancient Roman and Greek ruins and artifacts, artworks, cityscapes, cultural handicrafts, historic landmarks, tools, jewelry, archaeological sites, statues and sculptures, weaponry, Greek gods and goddesses, and so much more. Discover the Roman Empire, the glory of ancient Greece and all of their rich history through the vision of stunning chromolithographs, photoxylograph wood engravings, photogravures and halftone prints.
This 121+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
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Wood-Engraved Photographs, or Photoxylographs
Wood-engraved photographs, also known as photoxylographs, are a late-nineteenth century printing process. It is the result of a marriage of wood engraving, originally developed at the end of the eighteenth century by Thomas Bewick, whereby the wood block was cut not on the plank side with the grain, like woodcuts, but instead across the grain on the end-grain of very hard woods, and the burgeoning photographic processes of the mid-nineteenth century.
The process was an attempt to capture the new and uniquely authentic reality of photography. Though earnest experimentation began in the 1850s, the process of reproducing the gradual tonal ranges of photography, absent the interpretive hand of an artist on a printer's block, plate, or stone, was mechanically unachievable for decades. The seemingly simple task of converting a photograph to a reproducible medium is fraught with complication by the simple, immutable fact that printer's ink lacks tonal gradation; black is always black. Thus, the only contemporaneously suitable solution was to laboriously recreate by hand the appearance of a photograph through incredibly refined line engraving. This method is characteristic of various historic printing processes, all of which employed various methods of breaking an image into smaller particles to emulate tone. The unique attribute of wood-engraved photographs is that they employed the photographic process as the first step of their creation.
The process of creating a photoxlographs for publication, their main form of dissemination, was complex. First, a photograph was taken, likely using an early dry plate (gelatin process), creating a negative. The negative was then printed onto an end-grain wood block prepared with a light-sensitive coating. Once the photographic transfer was set, the engraver undertook the process of methodically engraving the block by hand with a burin, a traditional engraving tool, with the photograph acting as a guide. The finished block was then often locked-up in a chase with text and this composite was then used to create a thin metal replica called a stereotype, which was shaped to fit the printing cylinder of a rotary press. This process of conversion allowed the press to operate at high speed, and the metal stereotype allowed for the printing of larger editions than would be achievable with a wooden block alone.
The images created with this process are exceptional to behold; they exemplify both expert craftsmanship and amazing artistry. To be fully appreciated wood-engraved photographs are best viewed up-close and preferably under magnification; only then can one come to fully grasp the skill, attention, and vast amount of labor involved in their production. Sadly the process was short-lived as a production printing process for the publishing industry, being quickly rendered obsolete by the development of mechanical halftone processes at the turn of the twentieth century. Copyright Period Paper 2012.
Keywords specific to this image: Judaism, Religion, Religious, Ancient Cultures, Middle Eastern, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Architecture, Archaeological, Archaeology
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