A PORTFOLIO OF SIXTEEN RARE PRINTS. Text by Roméo Martinez.
[Lausanne]: Sepia, [ca. 1975]. First edition. Large 4to., half-title page, title page,  pp of text, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates with tissue guards, list of plates, chronology and colophon; all loose in art paper portfolio, housed in a cloth over boards portfolio with a printed paper label on the upper board. The paper wrapper shows light toning resulting from contact with the cloth casing. All contents are fine and bright. Item #53102
Robert Demachy (1859 - 1936) was one of the leading French Pictorialists, and a master of the gum-bichromate printing process. His work was widely exhibited in Europe, and published in countless books and periodicals, among them, Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work. Demachy's governing aesthetic principle is revealed in this aphorism, "Not photography with artistry, but the creation of a work of art through photography".
Printed by photogravure with fidelity to the original prints, these sixteen images are printed on a variety of papers in varying monotones, with one print in multiple colors.
From a total edition of 500 numbered copies, this is one of 288 copies with the text in English.