Claude Lorraine glass


Claude Lor·​raine glass
variants or Claude glass
: a convex hand mirror of dark or colored glass that reflects an image of diminished size and subdued color

Word History


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 18 May. 2024.

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