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silverpoint,

method of drawing whereby a silver-tipped instrument is dragged across paper prepared with ground bone dust and gum water and then tinted with a pigment. The procedure results in drawings of extraordinary delicacy. It was used extensively in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the early 16th cent. The silverpoint instrument was a silver thread encased in wood, similar in design to a modern lead pencil. Among the foremost practitioners of the medium were Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer.
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While living in Newport in the 1850s, Brewerton turned his attention to two centuries-old artistic media--pastels and silverpoint.
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The slip of parchment is ruled in plummet or silverpoint, unlike the rest of the manuscript, and is apparently a fragment of an originally blank but ruled flyleaf from this, or possibly another, manuscript.
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I have worked in silverpoint, encaustic (hot wax painting), watercolour, tempera, gouache, oils, acrylics and pastels - just about everything except fresco.