Etching Created From Human Hair
Human Hair etchings
Dating from somewhere between 1780 and 1830, this etching is “drawn” using human hair. The inside measurement is 5 3/8 by 3 7/8 inches. There is no information whatsoever on the frame as they have been reframed. The original artist is anonymous at this time. Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. This object affords the purchaser the beginnings of an excellent collection.