Physionotrace of Madam Roland

Made:
1793 in France
artist:
M Fouquel
engraver:
Gilles Louis Chrétien

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Physionotrace of a woman A physionotrace of Madame Rolland (1754-1793) engraved by Gilles Louis Chretien (1754-1811) in Paris, France
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Drawn by M. Fouquel, physionotrace engraved by Chretien. 82x100mm. Madam Roland (1754- 1793).

A physionotrace of Madame Rolland (1754-1793) engraved by Gilles Louis Chretien in Paris, France, in about 1790.

Chretien invented the Physionotrace, a machine designed to produce an engraved copper plate from which multiple copies of a profile could be printed.

The artist drew the profile using a pointer attached by a system of levers to an engraving tool. This engraving tool then traced the image onto copper plate prior to printing.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6976
type:
physionotrace
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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