04 Silhouetten


Between 1760 and 1830, the silhouette, fashioned as a paper cut-out or a drawing, was extremely popular among both men and women of the middle class as well as the aristocracy. In parlours and private gatherings of friends, silhouettes were easy and inexpensive to produce and therefore popular collectibles and barter objects. Mechanical tools such […]

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Twelve Silhouettes

The twelve silhouettes displayed here are from the friendship album owned by the Hungarian student Gregorius von Berzeviczy (1763 -1822). During his studies at Göttingen, he collected 41 silhouettes of the then-active professors in Göttingen, some of their wives, as well as those of some renowned fellow students.

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