Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This item sold on November 9, 2012.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
This beautiful Bromoil from 1937 depicting Bideford's River Torridge, the 13th century Long Bridge, which has 24 arches all of different sizes and sailing vessels.

The first three images are cropped to show the detail of the print.
The fourth image is the full size Bromoil.
The fifth image is a recent photo of the same landscape I found online. Amazing to see the changes in buildings and how much more it is developed.

On the back of the print is the following:
"Percy V Cave
36 Coldharbour Road
Redland, Bristol
c1937 Bideford"

This print is in nearly perfect condition, amazing for its age.
Measures exactly 7.5 inches by 9.75 inches

(credit to Wikipedia on the Bromoil Process)
The Bromoil Process was an early photographic process that was very popular with the Pictorialists during the first half of the twentieth century. The soft, paint-like qualities of the prints are very typical for this genre, and have recently led to some art photographers using the process again.
The bromoil process was based on the oil print, whose origins go back to the mid-nineteenth century. A drawback of oil prints was that the gelatin used was too slow to permit an enlarger to be used, so that negatives had to be the same dimensions as the positives. After G.E.H. Rawlins published a 1904 article on the oil print process, E.J. Wall in 1907 described theoretically how it should be possible to use a smaller negative in an enlarger to produce a silver bromide positive, which should then be bleached and hardened, to be inked afterwards as in the oil process. C Welborne Piper then executed this theory in practice, and so the bromoil process was born.


Every photo that is in my shop marked as “vintage” is just that. It is not a copy of a picture, or a reproduction I’ve made of an original photograph. I do my best to credit the original photographer, but many of the photos I have collected are unmarked. Please forgive this negligence – no ill will is intended.

Because of the varied care and preservation of these photographs, please understand that these are not perfect by any means. I have done my best in my description above to make you aware of any flaws. I hope that the images (photographs and/or scans) above fairly represent the original. I take the photographs in natural light, scan on a common scanner, and do very little editing other than cropping.

All photos will be safely mailed in sealed archival Mylar with board backs to prevent damage.

I gladly ship multiple photos at the same price as single shipping.
You’ll see in the “Shipping Cost with Additional Item” section below, that each additional photo will ship for free.

1937 Bromoil of Bideford, England - Original 8x10 Fine Art / Photo Technique


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 65 reviews
  • Favorited by: 15 people