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A mixture of gypsum or chalk, size (rabbit glue) and water applied in layers onto panels or some other support to give a smooth white surface on which to paint or gild.

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Adam Cooper
by Stuart Pearson Wright
NPG 6542

Sir John Hurt
by Stuart Pearson Wright
NPG 6541

Marc Quinn
by Marc Quinn
NPG 6828

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

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