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A Sure and Convenient Machine for Drawing Silhouettes

ca. 1788
18th century
271 x 214 mm (10.7 x 8.4 in.)

Thomas Holloway, British (English), (1748–1827)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Good
Series: from Physiognomy
Edition: From the English edition of Lavater’s Physiognomy
Marks: Signed in plate, lower center: “T Holloway Direxit”; a five-line inscription above the image describes the sitter’s “character” as revealed by her facial features
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1963
Accession Number: 1963.28.1

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  • books - Collections of wood or ivory tablets, or sheets of paper, parchment, or similar material, that are blank, written on, or printed, and are strung or bound together; commonly many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing; especially, when printed, a bound volume, or a volume of some size. [November 1992 descriptor moved. June 1992 lead-in term added.]
  • drawing books
  • machines - Devices for applying mechanical power, replacing or assisting manual labor. [January 1997 related term added. May 1995 descriptor added.]
  • silhouettes - Use for portraits cut from paper and mounted on a contrasting background; also, by extension, images showing no interior detail set against a contrasting background. [April 1991 descriptor moved; scope note changed.]

  • plate Dimensions: 271 x 214 mm (10.7 x 8.4 in.)

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