Investigating drawing - Chalk

Carpenter uses an intense black chalk in addition to lightly smudged charcoal to make precise marks around the eye and nose. Red chalk in the corner of the eyes and mouth provides the only colour.

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Richard Parkes Bonington, by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (née Geddes), circa 1827 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Parkes Bonington
by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (née Geddes)
circa 1827
NPG 492