Pigment

Pigments are the small ground particles that give paint its colour. Derived from animal, mineral or vegetable sources, pigment is held together by a binding agent such as oil in oil paint.

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Joseph Priestley, by Ellen Sharples, probably after  James Sharples, circa 1797 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Priestley
by Ellen Sharples, probably after James Sharples
circa 1797
NPG 175

Austin Osman Spare, by Austin Osman Spare, 1937 - NPG  - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Austin Osman Spare
by Austin Osman Spare
1937
NPG 6026

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts, by Leonard Rosoman, 1979-1984 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts
by Leonard Rosoman
1979-1984
NPG 5740

Tony Bevan, by Tony Bevan, 1992 - NPG  - © Tony Bevan

Tony Bevan
by Tony Bevan
1992
NPG 6818

Derek Walcott (

Derek Walcott ('The Sun Poet')
by Ross Wilson
1997
NPG 6400

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

Marc Quinn
by Marc Quinn
2006
NPG 6828

Rebecca Jayne Romero, by Nadav Kander, June 2008 - NPG  - © Nadav Kander; courtesy Flowers Galleries

Rebecca Jayne Romero
by Nadav Kander
June 2008
NPG x132235

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