Terracotta

A coarse-grained red clay that has been fired at low temperatures and left unglazed in its natural warm red colour. The name is also used for any clay that has been fired - terracotta literally means 'baked earth'.

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King James II, by Unknown artist, 1685-1688 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King James II
by Unknown artist
1685-1688
NPG 5869

King George I, by John Michael Rysbrack, circa 1720-1735 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George I
by John Michael Rysbrack
circa 1720-1735
NPG 4156

Alexander Pope, after Louis François Roubiliac, (circa 1738) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope
after Louis François Roubiliac
(circa 1738)
NPG 2483

William Hogarth, by Louis François Roubiliac, circa 1741 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hogarth
by Louis François Roubiliac
circa 1741
NPG 121

George Frideric Handel, by Unknown artist, circa 1755-1780 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Frideric Handel
by Unknown artist
circa 1755-1780
NPG 878

Benjamin Franklin, by Jean Baptiste Nini, 1777 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Benjamin Franklin
by Jean Baptiste Nini
1777
NPG 722

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke, by Carlo Pellegrini, 1873 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke
by Carlo Pellegrini
1873
NPG 5106

Sir Hubert von Herkomer, by (Edward) Onslow Ford, 1877 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Hubert von Herkomer
by (Edward) Onslow Ford
1877
NPG 6196

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, circa 1880 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
circa 1880
NPG 4291

Charles Darwin, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, 1883 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Darwin
by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
1883
NPG 761

Henry Smith, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, 1883 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Smith
by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
1883
NPG 787

Thomas Bodkin, by Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler, 1955 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Bodkin
by Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler
1955
NPG 5015

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