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Thin, stiff board, made of compressed sawdust and woodchips which have been reduced to a pulp and then reconstituted. Hardboard panels have one smooth and one mesh-like surface, both of which can be used to paint on. Often they are sanded or covered with fabric before painting.

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Philip Connard
by Philip Connard
1910s or 1920s?
NPG 4702

(Maurice) Denton Welch
by (Maurice) Denton Welch
circa 1940-1942
NPG 4080

Kathleen Raine
by Victoria Crowe
NPG 5748

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