Sanguine

A French term for red chalk traditionally derived from red iron oxide and popular for the softness and warmth it gives to a drawing. Conté crayons and chalks are traditionally available in sanguine.

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Edward Gibbon, by Unknown artist, circa 1785-1790 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Gibbon
by Unknown artist
circa 1785-1790
NPG 4854

Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, by Sir William Rothenstein, circa 1895 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Hercules Brabazon Brabazon
by Sir William Rothenstein
circa 1895
NPG 6687

Neville Stephen Lytton, 3rd Earl of Lytton, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1906 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Neville Stephen Lytton, 3rd Earl of Lytton
by Sir William Rothenstein
1906
NPG 4784

Dame Margery Perham, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1919 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame Margery Perham
by Sir William Rothenstein
1919
NPG 5484

John Henry Whitley, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1924 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

John Henry Whitley
by Sir William Rothenstein
1924
NPG 4799

Sir Rabindranath Tagore, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1930 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Rabindranath Tagore
by Sir William Rothenstein
1930
NPG 6697

Rudyard Kipling, by Sir William Rothenstein, circa 1932 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Rudyard Kipling
by Sir William Rothenstein
circa 1932
NPG 3874

Sir Stanley Spencer, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1932 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Stanley Spencer
by Sir William Rothenstein
1932
NPG 5499

Sir Frank Brangwyn, by Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, 1937 - NPG  - © estate of Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Frank Brangwyn
by Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond
1937
NPG 4374

Tom Mann, by Ivan Opffer, 1938 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Tom Mann
by Ivan Opffer
1938
NPG 5447

Katharine Macdonald, by Powys Evans, 1939 - NPG  - © estate of Powys Evans

Katharine Macdonald
by Powys Evans
1939
NPG D33466

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