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Watercolour or ink diluted with water to make it transparent, generally brushed on over a broad area with a loaded brush.

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Inigo Jones
after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
NPG 3128

William Stukeley
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
4 February 1721
NPG 4266

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
circa 1800
NPG 2103a

Neapolitan mother and child
possibly by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake
NPG 3944(25)

H.G. Wells
by Claud Lovat Fraser
NPG 5071

Cecil Beaton
by Anthony Wysard
NPG 6438

Wyndham Lewis
by Wyndham Lewis
NPG 4528

Nathalie Press
by Stuart Pearson Wright
NPG 6756

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