Portrétní siluety ze sbírek Národního muzea

Pages 45–60
DOI 10.37520/cnm.2022.003
Keywords Portrait, Profile, Silhouette, Psaligraphy, Verre Églomisé
Citation MIKULCOVÁ, Anežka. Portrétní siluety ze sbírek Národního muzea. Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 191(1-2), 45–60. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/cnm.2022.003. ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/journal-of-the-national-museum-history-series/191-1-2/portretni-siluety-ze-sbirek-narodniho-muzea
Journal of the National Museum. History Series | 2022/191/1-2

Portrait silhouettes from the collections of the National Museum

The historical collection of the Department of Old Czech History of the National Museum contains a collection of more than seventy portrait silhouettes. Because of the diversity of techniques, topics and styles in this collection, we can gain a fairly complex idea of this specific type of portraiture, which was and continues to be quite significantly overlooked by contemporary fine arts literature and exhibition practice. Together with painted and engraved profile portraits, ceroplastics and profile medallions contained in this department’s collection, the collection of silhouettes forms a comprehensive array based on the period phenomenon of profile images.

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