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Winsor & Newton
Pocket watercolor box.
[London] : [Winsor & Newton], [not before 1832]
Physical Description:
1 box ; 5 x 9 x 2 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Watercolor Box 20
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The firm of Winsor & Newton was founded in 1832, in London, by William Winsor and Henry Newton. Since its founding, the firm has been a leading manufacturer of artists' supplies in Great Britain.
A description of similar pocket watercolor boxes is available in: Rowbotham, Thomas Leeson. The art of landscape painting in water-colours. London : Winsor & Newton, 1878.
19th-century japanned tin metal pocket watercolor box, manufactured by Winsor & Newton. It has a thumb ring on the underside, and opens to reveal an inner flap which folds out to form a mixing palette, along with compartments for sixteen watercolor cakes. Some of these are still present, in various conditions of use. It is stamped with the manufacturer's name on the underside, and the thumb ring has at some time been repaired with a metal solder.
Subject Terms:
Winsor & Newton.
Artists' materials.
Watercolor (paint)
Paint boxes.
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