Definition of photogravure in English:
1An image produced from a photographic negative transferred to a metal plate and etched in.
- By the 1880s, and the last two years of Darwin's life, virtually all that the public saw in published photographs and photogravures were his beard, his hat, and his eyes.
- Traditionally, photogravures have been small prints (8 by 10 inches or smaller), with a quality level higher than that of offset reproduction but lower than that of fine art prints.
- He couched the painting in the nostalgic language of loss and remembrance that would become the true motor powering its celebrity and devoted one of only twelve of the book's full-page photogravures to illustrating it.
1.1 [mass noun] The production of photogravure images.
- Also, it deals with digital images; photogravure; color printing; and preparing, making and painting an intaglio plate.
- Finally, several of Gornik's charcoal drawings, such as Roman Light, represent dark trees against clear, watery skies with a limpidity and directness that evoke landscape photogravure.
- He died in 1877, just as he was further perfecting the art of photogravure, and literally as he was writing up a history of his invention of photography.
Late 19th century: from French, from photo- 'relating to light' + gravure 'engraving'.
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