Ground

The surface on which a painting or drawing is executed. The term also applies to the material applied to a surface to prepare it for painting (see also gesso).

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King James II, by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1665-1670 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King James II
by Sir Peter Lely
circa 1665-1670
NPG 5211

Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1710 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1710
NPG 3235

Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and 7th Earl of Winchilsea, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1720? - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and 7th Earl of Winchilsea
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1720?
NPG 3910

Samuel Johnson, by James Barry, circa 1778-1780 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Johnson
by James Barry
circa 1778-1780
NPG 1185

George Romney, by George Romney, 1784 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Romney
by George Romney
1784
NPG 959

William Wilberforce, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1828 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Wilberforce
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
1828
NPG 3

Robert Baldwin, by Thomas Waterman Wood, 1855 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Baldwin
by Thomas Waterman Wood
1855
NPG 1721

Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford, by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn, 1932 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford
by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
1932
NPG 2935

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