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For a good child, fine water colours.

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For a good child, fine watercolours

[Great Britain], late 19th century?
Physical Description:
1 box ; 11 x 14 x 2 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Watercolor Box 27
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The wood box (probably balsa) includes 16 watercolor cakes. The hues are unnamed but includes shades of black, gray, white, brown, sienna, red, orange, green, purple, blue, and green. Also included is one small brush and a tiny mixing tray. All components lack an indication of maker.
The box was clearly intended for children, as suggested by the illustrated label affixed to the sliding lid. It depicts three children, including a young girl in a bonnet and two boys, one of whom playfully paints the cheek of the other.
Artists' materials.
Watercolor (paint)
Watercolor (paint)
Paint boxes
Watercolor brushes.
Chromolithogaphs -- 1850.

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