Claude Lorraine glass

Claude Lor·​raine glass | \ ¦klȯdlə¦rān-, -ōd-, -lȯ¦r- \
variants: or Claude glass \ ˈ⸗-​ \

Definition of Claude Lorraine glass

: a convex hand mirror of dark or colored glass that reflects an image of diminished size and subdued color

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History and Etymology for Claude Lorraine glass

Claude Lorraine (earlier English spelling of Lorrain) pseudonym of Claude Gellée †1682 French landscape painter; from the similarity of the effects it gives to those of a picture by him

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“Claude Lorraine glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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