The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.
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.
Adam Cooperby Stuart Pearson Wright2000NPG 6542
Sir John Hurtby Stuart Pearson Wright2000NPG 6541
Marc Quinnby Marc Quinn2006NPG 6828
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