•Title: Pools of Solomon. (plate #115) (Title in 5 languages; English, French, Italian, Spanish, German)
•Print size (inches): 9.2 x 12
•Image size (inches): 6.4 x 8.2
•Print size (cm): 23.5 x 30.6
•Image size (cm): 15.8 x 20.6
•Provenance: Picturesque Palestine Arabia And Syria
•Publisher: Brentano's Publishers: New York
This high quality 90 year old photogravure plate comes from a collection of fine art photography by Karl Grober and others, published by Brentano's Publishing in 1925. Please note that there is a gravure on the reverse as well. Very good condition, ready for framing! Free USA shipping.
A photogravure, or "gravure", is a photographic image produced from a copper engraving plate. The process is rarely used today due to the high costs involved, but it produces prints which have the subtlety of a photograph and the art quality of a lithograph.
Solomon's Pools (Arabic: برك سليمان, Burak Suleīmān, Solomon's Pools, or simply el-Burak, the pools; Hebrew: בריכות שלמה, Breichot Shlomo) are three ancient reservoirs located in the south-central West Bank, immediately to the south of the Palestinian village of al-Khader, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Bethlehem and near the road to Hebron.