Winsor & Newton. London. [1890-1910]. Hardback, octavo; red cloth-bound boards with gilt titles and art nouveau design to front board. 9 plates, guarded on cloth stubs, each with 24 pasted-in colour samples. 216 samples in total. The first 5 plates with tissue guards; the rear 4 plates with an additional blank leaf before each plate. English. 195 x 135mm. 0.2kg. . Good; some wear to cloth spine and boards, light fading to spine, area of staining to rear board; front inner hinge beginning to crack at top, light browning to pages, some occasional creasing to tissue guards, one tissue guard loosely replaced, some offsetting and spotting plate 1; previous owner has made occasional paint marks in the margins to match samples, all samples are present and remain bright.
A scarce colour catalogue of the oil paints and water colours produced by the British firm Winsor & Newton, specialist suppliers of artists' materials. The album contains nine plates in total, each plate with 24 individual colour samples pasted-in. Each sample is painted with an ombre effect, showing gradations of tint. The plates are divided into two sections. The first five plates display 'Specimen Tints of Artists' Oil Colours.' The next three plates are titled 'Washes of Modern Water Colours' plus a 'Supplementary Plate (Including the newer colours)'. No date is given for the catalogue but its format and the art nouveau decoration to the front board places it between 1890 and 1910. Records show that Winsor & Newton produced the catalogue in variant colour bindings over the years. Some copies have 14 plates in total and it is probable that these are later editions, expanded as the firm released new colours. Our copy matches that found in the Brooklyn Museum Library, OCLC 227388495.
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