Woven stretched cloth, usually made from linen but sometimes of cotton or man-made materials such as polyester, on which most oil paintings since the sixteenth century have been painted. Suitable also for acrylics, canvas is still a popular support even though it needs more careful preparation than most other materials used as painting surfaces. Oil paintings themselves are often called canvases.
Queen Elizabeth I ('The Ditchley portrait')
by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
King Charles I
by Daniel Mytens
King William III
by Unknown artist
possibly after Sir Peter Lely
probably 18th century
King George IV
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë)
by Patrick Branwell Brontë
Sir Anthony Panizzi
by George Frederic Watts
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners
by Rex Whistler
Neil Kinnock; Glenys Kinnock
by Andrew Tift
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