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

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 27 Sep. 2022.

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