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Sepia

A brown ink, the pigment for which traditionally come from the brown liquid found in the ink sac of the cuttlefish. It has a semi-transparent quality and is used for pen and wash drawings.

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John Alexander Gresse
by Unknown artist
circa 1770
NPG 4196

Augustus Montague Toplady
after John Raphael Smith
1777
NPG 3138

Robert Dighton
by Robert Dighton
circa 1787
NPG 2815

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford
by Sir George Hayter
circa 1815-1820
NPG 883(3)

Members of the House of Lords
attributed to (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
circa 1835
NPG 2789

Edwin Landseer
by Sir Francis Grant
1852
NPG 436

John Colepeper, 1st Baron Colepeper
copy attributed to George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
early 19th century
NPG 2666

Gilbert Ryle
by Hubert Andrew Freeth
1952
NPG 5092

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