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Terracotta

A coarse-grained red clay that has been fired at low temperatures and left unglazed in its natural warm red colour. The name is also used for any clay that has been fired - terracotta literally means 'baked earth'.

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King George I
by John Michael Rysbrack
circa 1720-1735
NPG 4156

Alexander Pope
after Louis François Roubiliac
possibly late 19th century, based on a work of circa 1738
NPG 2483

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