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A drawing Lad – Nicolas Bernard Lépicié

Nicolas Bernard Lépicié   ( 1735 –  1784)

His porta crayon looks like it has to different colors of chalk in it.  Ours is just has regular pencil lead in it.

Detail: boy, pencil, book, coat, breeches, waistcoat, buttons, chair

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  1. Usually such holders held chalk on one side and sanguine (as in this painting) or charcoal in the other. Graphite was rare, especially on the continent, as solid graphite was only found in England, and was used for military purposes.

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