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Typogravure

(Fr.: typogravure)

Name given to a HALF-TONE PHOTOENGRAVING process utilized by Boussod, Valadon & Cie, at Asnières, near Paris, in 1882 for their own catalogues and in 1885 for artistic publications. The firm was successor to Goupil et Cie. The process had been developed by Rousselon, in 1876. The grain was so fine that the illustrations could not be printed simultaneously with the text. A specimen of this process was inserted in an issue of the Bulletin de la Société française de photographie in 1876.

The pictures were printed from copper RELIEF plates, which were apparently etched, either by means of bitumen, DICHROMATED albumen, or some other similar sensitive coating. The surface of the metal was grained substantially in the same manner as plates prepared with the MEISENBACH PROCESS. The process was used extensively in Paris by illustrated papers. (Nadeau, Encyclopedia, p. xxx.).

TypogravureBPHPAM8x6 Typogravure by Boussod, Valadon & Co., Paris, 1892. 163 x 111 mm

Typogravure by Boussod, Valadon & Co., Paris, 1892.  163 x 111 mm.