The Director Roberto is an image of a portrait of a woman smiling.
He is a commercial copper printing plate, dating from the early 20th Century. The images here offering an insight into life and style at the time.
These were basically photographic images transposed onto purpose made copper plates, which were then arranged and fixed at whatever point of the page they were to be used at by means of being pinned and mounted to a block of wood, as this one is.
Roberto is wrapped up in paper so wherever he has been used for printing or not is for you to discover or not. Intriguing piece indeed.
The plates show how far copper plate printing had come by the early 20th century, with images such as these being used to print off great volumes of newspaper and magazine articles. Some of the paper remains a the back of its wooden block.
Use these unique mound plates purely for decorate effect and add non glass frame. Collect a few as a decorative project as wall tiles.
Plate dates 1920c
Height: 8.5cm Width: 6cm Depth 2.3cm