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Physionotrace - Oeuvre by Fournier et Chretien - physionotrace technique - Portrait by Jean Tordorò (Minister of the war under the Cisalpine Republic 1785-1836). 18th century

Physionotrace - Oeuvre by Fournier et Chretien - physionotrace technique - Portrait by Jean Tordorò (Minister of the war under the Cisalpine Republic 1785-1836). 18th century

Size: 11x11 cm
Physionotrace technique was invented by Gilles-Louis Chretien in 1786. The artist traces the profile of the model looking through a mobile viewfinder connected with levers to a stylus that recorded all the movements in scale on a copper plate. Numerous copies could be obtained from the engraved plate.
In good condition.

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