Crayon

Pencil or stick of coloured chalk or wax used for drawing. The word originated from the seventeenth century French word 'craie'; for chalk. It is now more associated with sticks of dry, powdered colour with a wax binder which give an effect like pastel but greasier.

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Charles Burney, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1781) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Burney
by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
(1781)
NPG D14662

Florence Nightingale, after Unknown artist, 1910 (1855) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Florence Nightingale
after Unknown artist
1910 (1855)
NPG D33870

Phil May, by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt, 1898 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Phil May
by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
1898
NPG 1659

William Roberts, by William Roberts, circa 1912-1913 - NPG  - © William Roberts Society

William Roberts
by William Roberts
circa 1912-1913
NPG 6135

Compton Mackenzie, by Powys Evans, 1920s? - NPG  - © estate of Powys Evans

Compton Mackenzie
by Powys Evans
1920s?
NPG 5872

John Piper, by Margaret MacGregor (

John Piper
by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus
1937
NPG 6545

Elsie Queen Nicholson (née Myers), by Elsie Queen Nicholson (née Myers), circa 1943 - NPG  - © estate of E.Q. Nicholson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Elsie Queen Nicholson (née Myers)
by Elsie Queen Nicholson (née Myers)
circa 1943
NPG 6444

Sir Charles Clore, by Graham Vivian Sutherland, 1967 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Charles Clore
by Graham Vivian Sutherland
1967
NPG 6465

Lester Piggott, by Bryan Organ, 1974 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lester Piggott
by Bryan Organ
1974
NPG 6309

Roger Daltrey, by Allen Jones, 1981 - NPG  - © Allen Jones / National Portrait Gallery, London

Roger Daltrey
by Allen Jones
1981
NPG 5912

Pete Townshend, by Clive Barker, 1983 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Pete Townshend
by Clive Barker
1983
NPG 5880

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, by Adrian George, 1995 - NPG  - © Adrian George / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke
by Adrian George
1995
NPG 6451

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