Plumbago

The old-fashioned term for graphite when used for making pencils, originating from the Latin word for 'lead'.

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Isaac Barrow, by David Loggan, 1676 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Isaac Barrow
by David Loggan
1676
NPG 1876

John Locke, by Sylvester Brounower, circa 1685 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Locke
by Sylvester Brounower
circa 1685
NPG 4061

Edmund Waller, by David Loggan, 1685 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edmund Waller
by David Loggan
1685
NPG 4494

Sir Thomas Browne, after Robert White, late 17th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Thomas Browne
after Robert White
late 17th century
NPG 1969

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