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Preparatory sketch for J.K. Rowling

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil on three sheets of paper pasted and taped together, 2004-2005
24 1/8 in. x 15 7/8 in. (613 mm x 403 mm) overall
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, 2001 BP Portrait Award, 2005
Reference Collection
NPG D42713

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