Sebastião SALGADO - Rwanda, 1995

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Hand Heliogravure on Hahnemuhle wove paper
Signed in pencil lower right
Numbered 83/200 lower left
Blind stamp of the printer, Pierre Brochet, lower right
COA afixed on the reverse
Sheet size : 50 x 64,5 cm

Hand heliogravure, hardly used now but very popular in the later 19th century, involves the photographic transfer of the image to a copper plate, prepared with aquatint to give it tone, into which the design is etched. The plate is then hand-inked and printed from in the same way as an ordinary intaglio plate.