Portrait of an Unknown Man

Portrait of an Unknown Man

Portrait of an Unknown Man
Thomas Forster (worked about 1690-1713)
Britain
1702
Graphite on vellum
Width 8.5 cm x height 10 cm
Museum no. P.84-1929

An example of the use of pure graphite often called plumbago. Even in this soft form it was capable of greater richness and delicacy than any other graphic medium.