Carving

One of the main techniques used in sculpture, a process of cutting into a hard material such as wood, stone, marble or ivory, and removing it to leave a shape or form. The opposite of modelling.

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Susannah Maria Cibber (née Arne), by Unknown artist, circa 1729 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Susannah Maria Cibber (née Arne)
by Unknown artist
circa 1729
NPG 1984

Alexander Pope, by John Michael Rysbrack, 1730 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope
by John Michael Rysbrack
1730
NPG 5854

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, studio of John Michael Rysbrack, circa 1730 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
studio of John Michael Rysbrack
circa 1730
NPG 2005

Laurence Sterne, by Joseph Nollekens, circa 1766 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Laurence Sterne
by Joseph Nollekens
circa 1766
NPG 1891

Angelica Catalani, by Lewis Alexander Goblet, 1820 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Angelica Catalani
by Lewis Alexander Goblet
1820
NPG 5039

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, 1820 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough
by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
1820
NPG 2090

William Whiston, by Unknown artist,  - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Whiston
by Unknown artist
NPG 733

James Joyce, by Renée Mendel, 1934 - NPG  - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

James Joyce
by Renée Mendel
1934
NPG 5883

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan, by Glynn Anthony Williams, 1993 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan
by Glynn Anthony Williams
1993
NPG 6220

Andrew Motion, by Jilly Sutton, 2000 - NPG  - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Andrew Motion
by Jilly Sutton
2000
NPG 6543

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