John Miers (artist)

John Miers (artist)

John Miers (1756-1821) was the most famous profilist or painter of silhouettes in Britain [ [] V&A biographies of artists] . Born in Leeds, he established a business first in Edinburgh, and operated in various Northern towns before setting up studios in The Strand, London around 1788. Here he operated a very successful business recording customers profiles in "3 minute sittings" [ [] Printed advertisement on back of a miniature] . His miniatures were produced on ivory or plaster and feature delicate shading to show detail of the hair and clothes. The sitter's face was recorded as a black silhouette.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John Miers — may refer to:* John Miers (artist) (1756 1821), British artist * John Miers (botanist) (1789 1879), British botanistee also* John Myers (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Miers — may refer to: People Anthony Miers (1906–1985), WWII Royal Navy officer Earl Schenck Miers (1910–1972), American historian Edward J. Miers (1851–1930), English zoologist Harriet Miers (born 1945), American lawyer Henry Miers (1858–1942), British… …   Wikipedia

  • silhouette — /sil ooh et /, n., v., silhouetted, silhouetting. n. 1. a two dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black, esp. a black paper, miniature cutout of the outlines of… …   Universalium

  • Dates of 2005 — ▪ 2006 January This is a unique case of a people under occupation being asked to hold free and fair elections when they themselves are not free.… It s an important internal test, and I think it s a turning point. Palestinian legislator Hanan… …   Universalium

  • 2005 — Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.2005 was designated as: *The Year of the Volunteer by the UK government. *The World Year of Physics. *The International Year of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Doonesbury — Author(s) Garry Trudeau Website Current status / schedule Daily Launch date October 26, 1970 …   Wikipedia

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • List of Old Wellingtonians — The following is a list of notable Old Wellingtonians, former pupils of Wellington College in Berkshire, England. See also .Politics*Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde, current leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords *Lord… …   Wikipedia

  • The Kingston Trio — s original lineup: Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds Background information Origin Palo Alto, Calif …   Wikipedia

  • List of Avril Lavigne concert tours — The following is a chronological list of Canadian recording artist, Avril Lavigne s concert tours. For Lavigne s promotional tours, see List of Avril Lavigne promotional tours. Contents 1 Try to Shut Me Up Tour 1.1 Opening acts 1.2 Setlist 1.3 …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.