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Investigating drawing - Chalk

Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1765
NPG 5081

Black chalk and stump and white chalk

NPG 5081 (detail - clothing)

NPG 5081 (detail - clothing)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The sitter's clothes are given hints of white chalk outline to locate the highlights

NPG 5081 (detail - bottom-right corner)

NPG 5081 (detail - bottom-right corner)
© National Portrait Gallery, London


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