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A Young Man with the Initials M. A. B.

Attributed to German Schoolcirca 1800

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

Not all hairwork kept locks of hair intact. Hair painting was also popular and easy to accomplish by the amateur hair worker in the home. This was done in one of two ways. The hair was finely chopped, or sometimes ground, then mixed with glue and painted into designs. It could also be simply painted with glue and then the chopped hair was sprinkled on top.

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  • Title: A Young Man with the Initials M. A. B.
  • Creator: Attributed to German School
  • Date Created: circa 1800
  • Location: Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: diam. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleischmann in memory of Julius Fleischmann
  • Accession Number: 1991.331
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory (recto); chopped hair on ivory (verso)

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