Stipple

A popular method of drawing, engraving or painting, stippling uses dots or repeated short strokes to create an image. In printmaking, dots may be carved out of a surface to which ink will be applied, to produce either a greater or lesser density of ink depending on the printing technique. In engraving, the technique was invented by Giulio Campagnola in about 1510.

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Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, by Robert Cooper, (1584) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour
by Robert Cooper
(1584)
NPG D1001

King Charles I, by Robert Cooper, after  Goddard Dunning, (1649) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles I
by Robert Cooper, after Goddard Dunning
(1649)
NPG D18314

Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, after Sir Peter Lely, (1660s) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne Hyde, Duchess of York
after Sir Peter Lely
(1660s)
NPG D18594

King James II, by Nicolas Arnoult, after  Antoine Dieu, 1685-1688 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King James II
by Nicolas Arnoult, after Antoine Dieu
1685-1688
NPG D18575

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1703 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1703
NPG D16643

'Jones, Partridge and the cripple'
by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
published 14 September 1780
NPG D12285

Boothby Clopton (

Boothby Clopton ('A prince of the old school')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 11 March 1800
NPG D12038

Princess Sophia, by K. Mackenzie, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after  William Marshall Craig, published 1806 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Sophia
by K. Mackenzie, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after William Marshall Craig
published 1806
NPG D23522

Adelaide (nee Lister), Lady Russell, by Joseph John Jenkins, after  Alfred Edward Chalon, published 1839 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Adelaide (nee Lister), Lady Russell
by Joseph John Jenkins, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published 1839
NPG D17932

Thomas Cranmer, after Unknown artist, possibly early 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cranmer
after Unknown artist
possibly early 19th century
NPG D24832

Ira Frederick Aldridge as Aaron in

Ira Frederick Aldridge as Aaron in 'Titus Andronicus'
published by John Tallis & Company, after William Paine
published circa 1850
NPG D17967

Elizabeth, Duchess of Argyll with her son, by William Henry Mote, after  William Salter Herrick, published 1885 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth, Duchess of Argyll with her son
by William Henry Mote, after William Salter Herrick
published 1885
NPG D7121

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