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Breakdown the complicated process of creating a photogravure.
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Learn about the identifying characteristics of hand-pulled photogravures.
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Why did we create this site?
This is an early state of a line engraving by Charles Nègre predating his experiments in photogravure. Inscribed at the bottom of the plate, in the center: C. Nègre. Black ink print on paper.