Shades and Shadow-Pictures: The Materials and Techniques of American Portrait Silhouettes


Subject:
Art , Paper

Description:
Historic overview of the development of American portrait silhouettes (also known as "profiles," "shadow portraits," and "scissortypes"). Discusses the derivation of the term "silhouette" (from the surname of an eighteenth-century finance minister to Louis XV), how silhouettes are presented (such as in albums and mounted), types of paper used, tracing devices, and more. From the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Book and Paper Group.

Creator:
Knipe, Penley

Publisher:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Language:
English

Source:
http://aic.stanford.edu/sg/bpg/annual/v18/bp18-07.html


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