Physionotrace of a man

Made:
c. 1808 in Paris
engraver:
Bauchardy
Physionotrace of a man
      A physionotrace of a man, engraved by Bauchardy at the Palace Royal, Paris, France, in about 1808

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Physionotrace of a man A physionotrace of a man, engraved by Bauchardy at the Palace Royal, Paris, France, in about 1808
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Engraved by Bauchardy, successor to Chretien, at the Palais Royal, 93x124mm

A physionotrace of a man, engraved by Bauchardy at the Palace Royal, Paris, France, in about 1808.

Gilles Louis Chretien (1754-1811) 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.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6977
type:
physionotrace
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford