Claude Lorraine glass

Claude Lorraine glass
Claude Lorraine glass Claude" Lor*raine" glass` [Its name is supposed to be derived from the similarity of the effects it gives to those of a picture by Claude Lorrain (often written Lorraine).] A slightly convex mirror, commonly of black glass, used as a toy for viewing the reflected landscape. [1913 Webster]

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  • claude glass — noun see claude lorraine glass * * * [klôd; klōd] n. a convex dark or colored glass that reflects a small image in subdued colors, used by landscape painters to show the tonal values of a scene …   Useful english dictionary

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