Sunday, November 11, 2012


How is this for a mouthful? Collection De Cent Silhouettes Des Personnes Illustres Et Celebres Dessinées D'Après Les Originaux (1791) or simply Profile Portrait Silhouettes of 18th Century European Nobility by Johann Friedrich Anthing. Specializing in the popular 18th and 19th century silhouette effect, Anthing took commissions from royal courts across Europe. He lived much of his life in St Petersburg, where he also created silhouette portraits of the Russian Science Academy members...

Via Bibliodyssey

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