Portrait of a man sketched with a physiognotrace.

Paris, 1808

10,2 x 8,2 cm.

Nice portrait in profile bust from the right, sketched and engraved by Quenedey (1756-1830), the first partner of Gilles-Louis Chrétien (1754-1811), the inventor of the physiognotrace (in French "physionotrace"). This device, invented in 1787, was designed to trace especially profile portraits in the form of a silhouette, using the same mechanism as the pantograph.

€ 150 / 250

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