Indian Ink

An ink made from a mixture of carbon black and water stabilised in an alkaline solution such as gum. Named after similar materials brought back from China or Japan in the past, the paste made was formed into tablets and sticks and dried. To use they were rubbed on rough stone and water added (see also ink).

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Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne, by (Margaret) Ithell Colquhoun, 1934 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne
by (Margaret) Ithell Colquhoun
NPG 5269


Frost's Breakfast
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6434

Henry Cooper, by Gerald Scarfe, 1967 - NPG  - © Gerald Scarfe

Henry Cooper
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6429

Private Eye, by Gerald Scarfe, 1972 - NPG  - © Gerald Scarfe

Private Eye
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6433

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle, by Gerald Scarfe, 1975 - NPG  - © Gerald Scarfe

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6428

Margaret Thatcher, by Gerald Scarfe, 1983 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Margaret Thatcher
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6010

Gerald Scarfe, by Gerald Scarfe, 1988 - NPG  - © Gerald Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6431

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