pencil is an implement for drawing or writing made from graphite (a metallic grey crystallized form of carbon) encased in a wooden cylinder

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  • Carl Andre, 'Drawing for `The Perfect Painting'' 1967
    Carl Andre
    Drawing for `The Perfect Painting' 1967
    Pencil on graph paper
    support: 216 x 279 mm
    frame: 390 x 446 x 25 mm
    Presented by David Novros through the American Federation of Arts 1977© Carl Andre/VAGA, New York and DACS, London 2002
  • David Hockney, 'Study for 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy'' 1970
    David Hockney
    Study for 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy' 1970
    Drawing on paper
    support: 432 x 352 mm
    Presented by the artist 1972© David Hockney
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'Study of a Tree, with a Line of Trees Beyond' circa 1789
    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    Study of a Tree, with a Line of Trees Beyond circa 1789
    Pencil and watercolour on paper
    support: 160 x 250 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856