Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A technique of drawing on specially prepared paper with a silver-tipped instrument.
  • n. A drawing made by use of this technique.

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  • n. a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)

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Examples

  • Art historians will remember that these precocious painters aren't an exclusively 21st century phenomenon: Pablo Picasso showed unusual promise at the age of 8 with his bullfighter painting "Picador," while Dürer crafted a strikingly precise silverpoint self-portrait at 13.

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  • Art historians will remember that these precocious painters aren't an exclusively 21st century phenomenon: Pablo Picasso showed unusual promise at the age of 8 with his bullfighter painting "Picador," while Dürer crafted a strikingly precise silverpoint self-portrait at 13.

    ARTINFO: From the Palettes of Babes: 5 Prodigious Child Artists to Watch

  • The term "Old Master drawings" applies to works on paper made between the 15th and 19th century, typically in chalk, pen, silverpoint, ink, pencil, watercolor, or washes.

    At Auction: Old Master Drawings

  • The numbers are impressive on both counts - these have to be two of the most successful companies ever created. — silverpoint

    Google at Age 10 - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I was particularly interested in her silverpoint drawings, a method I knew nothing about.

    Winged Things & Improbable Machines

  • Mostly intimate pen and ink, but with some exceptions like the silverpoint "Saskia in a Straw Hat" (1633), they're as timeless and lyrical as a Raphael study and as up to date as, a fashion-designer sketch.

    Real Deal Rembrandt

  • An editor at Harry N. Abrams was a fan of the comic-book version but felt that the original printing didn't do justice to Mr. Muth's eerie and evocative drawings, which were made in silverpoint, graphite, pastel and oils.

    Arias From the Heart

  • A BLAZE of lightning blanched the grey woods tracing all the wrinkled foliage down to the last curled leaf, as if every detail were drawn in silverpoint or graven in silver.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • She seized a silverpoint and a notebook from her medicine-bag and wrote down her speculations.

    Owlsight

  • It did not escape Karal's notice that the graphite-sticks, silverpoint sticks, ink, pens, and brushes that Lyam arranged were in nearly the same places as those that had once served that long-dead scribe.

    Storm Breaking

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