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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=paper paper] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=parchment parchment]. Metal points are usually prepared from [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=silver silver] but may also be made from [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lead lead], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=copper copper], or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=gold gold]. They were most commonly used in the 15th century and were later replaced by [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=pencil pencils].
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A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on a [[paper]] or [[parchment]] support which had been covered by a [[ground]]. Metal points are often prepared from [[silver]] but may also be made from [[lead]], [[copper]], or [[gold]]. They were most commonly used in the 15th century but some contemporary artists use metal point.
  
 
[[File:Hawk_metalpt_ochrpapr.jpg|thumb|Metal point drawing]]
 
[[File:Hawk_metalpt_ochrpapr.jpg|thumb|Metal point drawing]]
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  

Revision as of 08:12, 29 July 2014

Silver point drawing

Description

A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on a paper or parchment support which had been covered by a ground. Metal points are often prepared from silver but may also be made from lead, copper, or gold. They were most commonly used in the 15th century but some contemporary artists use metal point.

Metal point drawing

Synonyms and Related Terms

metalpoint

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Authority

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Media & Techniques of Works of Art on Paper, New York University, New York, 1999
  • The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, Shearer West (ed.), Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1996

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