Vintage Windsor & Newton's Black Tin Box and Contents French Pen Painting Box, London
This is well used vintage Windsor & Newton's pen painting box made of tin and painted black. There is a great deal of wear to the paint box j especially on the lid. The 7 3/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch box has a snap on latch, and pull out handle. The box opens revealing its contents which includes a wooden palette (in very good condition), and 9 tubes of paint, drying medium (1/4 full), and special powder (full box) for pen painting. The contents also include a pen with two nibs.
Pen painting (pen and ink) was a technique used by 17th century Dutch artists. This pen painting box includes paint tube of various colors. Each is labeled with a name of the color for French Pen Painting. Some of the colors in the box include blue black, flake white, cinnabar green, alizarin crimson. The tubes can be squeezed, and I am sure that there is still paint in several of the tubes. The French pen painting box is as found.
This is a wonderful vintage painting box that would be great for display or collection.
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