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Carving

One of the main techniques used in sculpture, a process of cutting into a hard material such as wood, stone, marble or ivory, and removing it to leave a shape or form. The opposite of modelling.

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Alexander Pope
by John Michael Rysbrack
1730
NPG 5854

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
studio of John Michael Rysbrack
circa 1730
NPG 2005

Laurence Sterne
by Joseph Nollekens
circa 1766
NPG 1891

Angelica Catalani
by Lewis Alexander Goblet
1820
NPG 5039

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough
by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
1820
NPG 2090

James Joyce
by Renée Mendel (née Rosa Minna Mendel)
1934
NPG 5883

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