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Carpenter uses an intense black chalk in addition to lightly smudged charcoal to make precise marks around the eye and nose. Red chalk in the corner of the eyes and mouth provides the only colour.
Richard Parkes Boningtonby Margaret Sarah Carpentercirca 1827NPG 492
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