The photogravure printing of a Ya’acov Benor-Kalter (1897-1965) photograph presents a haunting “painterly” study of an elder couple walking along a back street of old Jerusalem. This 1924 study is one of a set of 12 images commissioned by the Pro-Jerusalem Society, an English Christian Zionist organization, the purpose of which was to preserve the city and promote its arts and crafts. “Jerusalem, 6” and “J. Benor-Kalter” are printed along the bottom of the image. While the image is from the 20’s, there are Old City passageways with the same solitude and ambience. There are minor wormholes throughout, a small loss at the bottom right corner and a small unrepaired crease and tear at the bottom of the left edge. The image is the rich dark expected of a photogravure in good condition. This print will come flat in a mat.
dimensions: paper height – 12 3/4“, paper width – 9 1/2“, image height – 8 7/8“, image width – 7”