Artist: Jose Ortiz-Echague (Spanish, 1886-1980).
Title: "Pecheurs, la Nuit".
Medium: Original vintage photogravure.
Date: Composed c1935. Printed 1935.
Dimensions: Image size: 7 1/16 x 9 in. (179 x 229 mm).
Lot Note(s): Stamped with the photographer's name, verso. Edition unknown, presumed small. High-grade archival paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine, quality printing. Very good to fine condition; affixed to very thin and supple archival acid-free support sheet, not mount/board. Comment(s): Ortiz-Echague is one of the most famous Spanish photographers of the 20th Century and perhaps the most popular in Spain itself. He was also an entrepreneur, industrial and military engineer, and pilot. He believed strongly on the one hand that Spain must modernize itself in accordance with the spirit of the times - inter alia by founding industrial companies - but on the other hand was well aware that a broad modernization could lead to disappearance of traditional clothing, a change in the villages and even a transformation of the landscape. He wanted at least to capture with his camera and hold this cultural heritage, before the change occurred. Image copyright © Legado Ortiz Echague. [24290-2-225]