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Dugald Sutherland MacColl

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Dugald Sutherland MacColl, by Alphonse Legros, 1897 - NPG 4857 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dugald Sutherland MacColl

by Alphonse Legros
silverpoint, 1897
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (349 mm x 254 mm)
Bequeathed by René MacColl through The Art Fund by the sitter's son, 1971
Primary Collection
NPG 4857


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  • Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), Painter, sculptor and etcher. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 30 portraits.

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This portrait is silverpoint, a technique rarely used since the Renaissance. Made by drawing with a metal stylus over a prepared ground – tinted pink in this case – metalpoints keenly test the skill of the artist since the delicate line cannot be erased

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