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  • His art is akin to the art of silver-point, which, as is known, is an art of directness of touch, and final in the instant of execution, leaving no room whatever for accident or untoward excitement of nerve.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • The discipline of silver-point drawing is to be recommended as a corrective to the picturesque vagaries of charcoal work.

    The Practice and Science of Drawing

  • Similar to lead pencil, and of even greater delicacy, is silver-point drawing.

    The Practice and Science of Drawing

  • Holbein, who used this medium largely, tinted the paper in most of his portrait drawings, varying the tint very much, and sometimes using zinc white as a wash, which enabled him to supplement his work with a silver-point line here and there, and also got over any difficulty the size in the paper might cause.

    The Practice and Science of Drawing

  • Copenhagen, are filled with portraits, chiefly in silver-point, the noteworthy faces therein being the Emperor Maximilian, his fool,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • It was for her he made his well known silver-point portrait of the late King Humbert, which she carries

    The Painter of "Diana of the Tides"

  • It has, indeed the boldness of line inseparable from good silver-point drawing, where a stroke once laid on is indelible and no "working over" is possible.

    The Painter of "Diana of the Tides"

  • Something must be said of Dürer's employment of the water-colours, pen-and-ink, silver-point, charcoal, chalk, &c., with which he made his drawings.

    Albert Durer

  • Yet, just as, in the use of charcoal, the "something that does not follow exactly the will" is infinitely more subtle than in the use of the palette-knife to represent rocks or stumps of trees, so in the pen or silver-point line this element, though reduced and refined till it is hardly perceptible, still exists, and Dürer takes "the advantage of its hints."

    Albert Durer

  • Dürer took a great many prints and woodcuts, books both to sell and to give as presents; and besides he took a sketch book in which he made silver-point sketches and portraits.

    Albert Durer


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