Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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kly as. they had come—all butthe outline portrait which survivedunder the name of Silhouette.This, most authorities are agreedupon, is the genesis of the namegiven to the shadow portraitthough it is not, of course, sug-gested that it was in de Silhouettestime that this style of portrait origi-nated. The character of the Silhouettegives a good indication of its date.That of 1720, for instance, is dis-tinguished by having the portraitcut out of white paper and re-moved, leaving the margins, whichwere laid on a background of thinblack wood or paper.About 1750, camethe portrait paintedin black on whitepaper. Among thesemay be found full-length groups orwhat were knownas conversationpieces—the profilesshowing much artisticminuteness whilemuch elaboration isfound in the head-dresses—d e 1 i c a t elace-work, floraldecorations, etc. Tothis period also be-longs the real Silhou-ette as we understandSilhouette portraits of Miss Connell and Miss Barton of Cheltenham it ,to-day—black pro-
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Silhouette portrait of Ludwig Wolfgang von Goethe. This is painted on glass and is embellished in the most elaborate manner
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