Drawn by M. Fouquel, physionotrace engraved by Chretien. 82x100mm. Madam Roland (1754- 1793).
A physionotrace of Madame Rolland (1754-1793) engraved by Gilles Louis Chretien in Paris, France, in about 1790.
Chretien invented the Physionotrace, a machine designed to produce an engraved copper plate from which multiple copies of a profile could be printed.
The artist drew the profile using a pointer attached by a system of levers to an engraving tool. This engraving tool then traced the image onto copper plate prior to printing.
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