Pen, ink and wash

Pen and ink have been the tools of artists and illustrators for many centuries. Wash drawings are given the delicate look of a watercolour by using a brush to paint on washes of watercolour or diluted inks.

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Karl Friedrich Abel, by John Nixon, 1787 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Karl Friedrich Abel
by John Nixon
1787
NPG 5178

The Coalition Ministry, 1854, by Sir John Gilbert, 1855 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Coalition Ministry, 1854
by Sir John Gilbert
1855
NPG 1125

Maurice, Prince of the Palatinate, by George Perfect Harding, 1809 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Maurice, Prince of the Palatinate
by George Perfect Harding
1809
NPG D6693

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, 1857 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Makepeace Thackeray
by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
1857
NPG 3925

Two unknown soldiers on horseback, by George Estall, late 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Two unknown soldiers on horseback
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23206

Figure study of an unknown woman, by George Estall, late 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23187

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, by Eric George Fraser, 1933 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
by Eric George Fraser
1933
NPG 6448

Costume Design, by Cecil Beaton, circa 1935 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Costume Design
by Cecil Beaton
circa 1935
NPG D3620

Eric Newton, by Barnett Freedman, 1943 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Eric Newton
by Barnett Freedman
1943
NPG 6622

Sir William Gerald Golding, by Michael Ayrton, 1965 - NPG  - © estate of Michael Ayrton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir William Gerald Golding
by Michael Ayrton
1965
NPG 5536

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