Art: Beeswax

Miniature portraits in wax are no novelty. They were a favorite genre in the 16th Century, and have always been a popular stunt because the medium lends itself to such palpable imitation of Nature. At present, one Mrs. Calcott of London is experimenting with a new method in wax. "She does not try to make her miniature's lifelike and for that reason is more artistic. . . ." She says of her process that she uses pure White beeswax and melts the color into it. To a large extent she makes her portraits by taking casts of a clay or wax...

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