“airplane II” was printed from an antique glass plate positive 9 × 12 cm, originally dating around 1909, France. We have developed our own technique, so that we can reproduce the original negative plate with the smallest details on a piezography print.
Hubert Latham (1883-1912), on July 19 and July 27, 1909 failed to cross the English Channel on his monoplane "Antoinette" and was thus the first aviator to land a plane on the water (Successful crossing by Bleriot on July 25, 1909). These attempts made him a very popular figure and the same year he sets the new world height record: 475 meters.
Title: “airplane II” , Antoinette aircraft of Hubert Latham.
Year: around 1909
Origin: Photographic plate 9 × 12 cm / The blackprint collection
Size Paper & Print: 50 × 65 cm | 38.5 × 51 cm
Printing technique: Piezography® Pro
Paper: Arches Velin BFK Rives 250 gr/m2 Natural. 100% Cotton. pH-neutral.
Distance magnetic frame: 55 × 70 cm
Material: Wood Hoak nature | profile 13/28
Distance: 10 mm, white
Glass: Anti-reflective museum art glass
First edition of 15, Zürich