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Nathaniel Brayne

Nathaniel Brayne

Location: Ditchling, Sussex, UK

Subject: Portrait

Medium: Pastel

Date: 1930s

Signature: Knighton-Hammond

Dimensions: 44.5 cm x 32 cm

Nathaniel Brayne was handiman to the Knighton-Hammond family in Ditchling. The portrait in pastels was used to illustrate the art of pastel painting for a series of articles on the subject for The Artist Magazine in 1940-41. The portrait is an example of the skill of pastel painting and how the artist creates soft lines and blends the colours to model the head and clothing.

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