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A fine parchment, made from young animal skins, specifically calf skin, rubbed with pumice, chalk or ground bone.

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)
by Nicholas Hilliard
circa 1585
NPG 4106

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
attributed to studio of Nicholas Hilliard
circa 1595
NPG 6241

Henry, Prince of Wales
studio of Isaac Oliver
circa 1610
NPG 1572

Anne of Denmark
by Isaac Oliver
circa 1612
NPG 4010

Arthur Capel, 1st Baron Capel
probably after John Hoskins
based on a work of 1647
NPG 6275

Isaac Barrow
by David Loggan
NPG 1876

Sir Thomas Browne
after Robert White
late 17th century
NPG 1969

Brook Taylor
probably by Louis Goupy
NPG 1920

Elizabeth Carter
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
NPG 28

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

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