Wax Portraits and Silhouettes

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Wax Portraits and Silhouettes

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Excerpt from Wax Portraits and Silhouettes The following pages are the outcome of a talk given before the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames, at the rooms of the Society for the Preserva tion of New England Antiquities. The latter Society exhibited, under the direction of Dwight M. Prouty, Esq., a most interesting collection of wax portraits, silhouettes, and miniatures during the winter months of 1913 - 14, and that exhibition made possible this sketch. My thanks are especially due to Mrs. Barrett Wendell, who encouraged my present undertaking; to Mr. Charles Henry Hart of Philadelphia, who has given me many facts, and called my attention to such scattered literature as has been written upon both sub jects; to Mrs. William H. Whitridge and Mrs. Fran cis T. Redwood of Baltimore, and to others mentioned in the notes. Especially I would offer my grateful acknowledgments to those who have been so kind as to allow me to copy their treasures for the illustrations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife

According to one account most of Edouart's 50,000 duplicate silhouettes were
lost , but in fact fourteen folio volumes ... of the silhouette of John Quincy Adams
is the note : “ Bought from Ethel Stanwood Bolton , Wax Portraits and Silhouettes
 ...

Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife

This volume affords a visual documentation of the most varied political career in American history and exemplifies the work of the principal American portraitists from the days of Copley and Stuart to the dawn of the Daguerrean era. Included in the 159 illustrations are all the known life portraits, busts, and silhouettes of John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams, along with important replicas, copies, engravings, and representative likenesses of their siblings. The book is organized into seven chapters which generally coincide with the major divisions of John Quincy Adams' political career. Within each chapter are discussed the artists, their relationships with the Adams's, and the provenance of each of their works. A chronology of John Quincy Adams' life for each period accompanies the chapter to which it pertains. Information about the size of each likeness, the inscriptions if any, the date executed, and present ownership where known is summarized in the List of Illustrations. The Adams's, as they watched themselves age over the years in the marble, ink, or oil of the artists who portrayed them, recorded much by way of commentary on the artistic talent and process at hand. The author makes use of the diaries and correspondence preserved in the Adams Papers, thus combining a learned appreciation with an intimate glimpse of Adams's as they saw themselves.

Arts Entertainment Fads

For those who couldn't afford oil or wax portraiture , silhouettes did nicely .
Because of ... Bored by that a new twist produced a black paper silhouette
mounted on a white card . ... BIBLIOGRAPHY Bolton , Ethel S. Wax Portraits and
Silhouettes .

Arts   Entertainment Fads

Entries on fads in the fields of arts and entertainment include the history of the fad, an analysis of its popularity, and its impact on American culture

American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

... of a British officer stationed in Boston. He began his career as a wallpaper
manufacturer. By 1800, Doyle was associated with Daniel Bowen, founder of the
Columbian Museum in Boston, who made wax portraits, silhouettes, and
miniatures.

American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Silhouettes a Guide to British Silhouette Portraits

Peggy Hickman, National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain). architectural and
decorative designs of the Adam brothers , but also in the vogue for cameos ,
tassies , wax portraits , Wedgwood medallions and silhouettes . Everyone from
royalty to ...

Silhouettes  a Guide to British Silhouette Portraits


American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection

1760-1856), who was proprietor of the Columbian Museum and also made wax
portraits, silhouettes, and portrait miniatures. By 1803 Doyle had learned enough
from Bowen to establish himself as a miniature painter and silhouettist. Bowen ...

American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection


Miniatures and Silhouettes of Early American Jews

WAX PORTRAITS T HE wax portrait modeled in bas - relief was mounted on a
board , framed and protected by glass . I have found only one example of interest
to my subject of this very charming expression of the profile - portrait . A wax ...

Miniatures and Silhouettes of Early American Jews


The Connoisseur

R1879 . Advertiser disposing of a collection of rare Oriental Swords and Wax
Portraits would be glad of offers . Can be viewed by ... Fine Original Silhouettes
painted on Plaster , Convex Glass , Ivory bronzed or tinted colour . In old brass
oval ...

The Connoisseur


Painting and Portrait Making in the American Northeast

The portrait soon acquired local and regional fame and came to be known as "
The Great Stone Face " or " The Old Man ... Ethel Stanwood Bolton , Wax Portraits
and Silhouettes ( Boston : Colonial Dames , 1914 ) and American Wax Portraits ...

Painting and Portrait Making in the American Northeast


International Studio

Courtesy Mr. Francis Wellesley A SILHOUETTE-CUTTING MACHINE OOK
REVIEW WAx PoRTRAITs AND SILHOUETTEs. By Mrs. Stanwood Bolton.
Published by the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America. $1.25
. To Mrs.

International Studio


American Wax Portraits

The latter Society exhibited , under the direction of Dwight M . Prouty , Esq . , a
most interesting collection of wax portraits , silhouettes , and miniatures , and that
exhibition made possible this sketch . My thanks are especially due to Mrs .
Barrett ...

American Wax Portraits


A History of American Silhouettes

BIBLIOGRAPHY The History of Silhouettes , E. Nevill Jackson . Ancestors in
Silhouette , E. Nevill Jackson . The Art of Silhouette , Desmond Coke . Wax
Portraits and Silhouettes , Ethel Stanwood Bolton . Physiognomy , Johann
Caspar Lavater ...

A History of American Silhouettes


The Portraits of John Marshall

Writing in 1915 about wax portraits , Mrs. Ethel S. Bolton listed nine persons
modeled in wax by Ball Hughes , some in several counterparts . ... Ethel
Stanwood Bolton , Wax Portraits and Silhouettes ( Boston , 1915 ) , 73. The terra -
cotta ...

The Portraits of John Marshall


Country Life

Occasionally coloured wax was used for the background . These portraits stand
out in black on a gold , silver or coloured ground . ( g ) This is the charming
coloured silhouette . The portrait was painted with the flesh only in black , the
head ...

Country Life


Reports of Officers and Standing Committees

WAX PORTRAITS AND SILHOUETTES . The brochure on “ Wax Portraits and
Silhouettes , ” which is being issued under the auspices of the Massachusetts
Society , is now ready . It contains about sixty pages of text , nearly forty
illustrations ...

Reports of Officers and Standing Committees


What s in a Name

Ultimately the silhouette was superseded by the daguerreotype and the
photographic camera. ... His first artistic endeavor was creating wax portraits,
using human hair embedded in the wax for extra authenticity, a technique he also
used for ...

What s in a Name

A brilliant and personal literary journey, in which Philip Dodd tells the curious tales of people whose names--deliberately or by chance--became household words What's in a name? For Philip Dodd, this question led to an international tour, sleuthing the history of some of our most intriguing eponyms. The result is a collection of surprising, stranger-than-fiction stories from history, the arts, the halls of science, and sometimes simply the realm of serendipity. This armchair traveler's delight contains little-known tales of such immortal figures as: · Roy Jacuzzi, alive and well and still bubbling with ideas in Happy Valley, California · Joseph P. Frisbie, the baker whose pie tins inspired Wham-O's ubiquitous flying disc · Ernst Gräfenberg, for whom the G-spot was named · Samuel Maverick, the Texas pioneer who refused to brand his calves · And many other colorful figures From Belgium to Buenos Aires, from Orlando to Los Angeles, Dodd's readers go along for the ride. What's in a Name? is a marvelous tribute to people who changed our language--whether through hard work, creativity, or the luck of the draw.