Parchment is a surface for drawing or writing made from the skins of calves, goats and sheep

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  • Jonathan Richardson, 'Portrait of Matthew Prior (1664-1721)' date not known
    Jonathan Richardson
    Portrait of Matthew Prior (1664-1721) date not known
    Pencil on parchment
    support: 76 x 62 mm
    Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
  • Jonathan Richardson, 'Mr Drake of Shardeloes' 1734
    Jonathan Richardson
    Mr Drake of Shardeloes 1734
    Pencil on parchment
    support: 180 x 140 mm
    Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, '[inscription by Turner]' 1811
    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    [inscription by Turner] 1811
    Ink on parchment
    support: 166 x 208 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856