silverpoint
noun Date: 1882 a drawing technique utilizing a pencil of silver usually on specially prepared paper or parchment

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  • Silverpoint — A 1789 portrait of Mozart in silverpoint by Doris Stock Silverpoint is a traditional drawing technique first used by Medieval scribes on manuscripts. Contents 1 History …   Wikipedia

  • silverpoint — /sil veuhr poynt /, n. 1. a technique of drawing with a silver stylus on specially prepared paper. 2. a drawing made by this technique. [1880 85; SILVER + POINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • silverpoint —    or silver point    A drawing point made of silver, which is used on a gesso coated surfaces, or the use of this technique, or the drawings made with it …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • silverpoint — noun the art of drawing with a silver pointed instrument on paper prepared with a coating of powdered bone or zinc white, creating a fine indelible line composed of metal fragments …   English new terms dictionary

  • silverpoint — noun a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries) • Hypernyms: ↑drawing …   Useful english dictionary

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  • metal point — or silverpoint Method of drawing with a small sharpened metal rod of lead, copper, gold, or most commonly silver on specially prepared paper or parchment. Silverpoint produces a fine gray line that oxidizes to a light brown; the technique is best …   Universalium

  • drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil …   Universalium

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