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.

Pen, ink and wash

Pen and ink have been the tools of artists and illustrators for many centuries. Wash drawings are given the delicate look of a watercolour by using a brush to paint on washes of watercolour or diluted inks.

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