Pigments are the small ground particles that give paint its colour. Derived from animal, mineral or vegetable sources, pigment is held together by a binding agent such as oil in oil paint.
by Ellen Sharples, probably after James Sharples
Margherita Scott-Ellis (née van Raalt), Lady Howard de Walden
by Cavendish Morton
Austin Osman Spare
by Austin Osman Spare
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