Body colour

Watercolour which is mixed with white pigment to make it opaque. It is often used on drawings on tinted paper or watercolours to show the contrast with the transparency of pure watercolour (see also gouache)

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Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban, by Nicholas Hilliard, 1578 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban
by Nicholas Hilliard
1578
NPG 6761

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, attributed to studio of Nicholas Hilliard, circa 1595 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
attributed to studio of Nicholas Hilliard
circa 1595
NPG 6241

John Wolcot, by Walter Stephens Lethbridge, circa 1817 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Wolcot
by Walter Stephens Lethbridge
circa 1817
NPG 156

Brook Taylor, probably by Louis Goupy, 1720 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Brook Taylor
probably by Louis Goupy
1720
NPG 1920

Joseph Farington, by James Nixon, 1765 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Farington
by James Nixon
1765
NPG 6306

James Bruce, by John Smart, 1776 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

James Bruce
by John Smart
1776
NPG 5008

Mary Anne Clarke (nee Thompson), by Adam Buck, 1803 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Anne Clarke (nee Thompson)
by Adam Buck
1803
NPG 2793

Robert Southey, by Edward Nash, 1820 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Southey
by Edward Nash
1820
NPG 4028

Joseph Duveen, Baron Duveen, by Dorothy Elaine Vicaji, 1920s? - NPG  - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Duveen, Baron Duveen
by Dorothy Elaine Vicaji
1920s?
NPG 6499

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