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  1. a technique of drawing with a silver stylus on specially prepared paper.
  2. a drawing made by this technique.
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Origin of silverpoint

First recorded in 1880–85; silver + point
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Examples from the Web for silverpoint

Historical Examples of silverpoint

  • It is interesting to find that Leighton's famous Lemon Tree drawing in silverpoint was exhibited here.

    Frederic Lord Leighton

    Ernest Rhys

British Dictionary definitions for silverpoint


  1. a drawing technique popular esp in the 15th and 16th centuries, using an instrument with a silver wire tip on specially prepared paper
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