Gesso

A mixture of gypsum or chalk, size (rabbit glue) and water applied in layers onto panels or some other support to give a smooth white surface on which to paint or gild.

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Adam Cooper, by Stuart Pearson Wright, 2000 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Adam Cooper
by Stuart Pearson Wright
2000
NPG 6542

John Hurt, by Stuart Pearson Wright, 2000 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Hurt
by Stuart Pearson Wright
2000
NPG 6541

Marc Quinn, by Marc Quinn, 2006 - NPG  - © Marc Quinn and the Paragon Press, 2005

Marc Quinn
by Marc Quinn
2006
NPG 6828

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