Investigating drawing - Chalk

NPG 5081 (detail - clothing)

NPG 5081 (detail - clothing)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The sitter's clothes are given hints of white chalk outline to locate the highlights


NPG 5081 (detail - bottom-right corner)

NPG 5081 (detail - bottom-right corner)
© National Portrait Gallery, London

 


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Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1765
NPG 5081


Black chalk and stump and white chalk