Antique 19th Century G Roberson & Co of Long Acre London Oak Wooden Artist Box
A late 19th / early 20th century oak artists paint box by the very collectable G Roberson & Co.
The interior having a fitted plaque that reads " Prydes patent adaptive colour box'.
Colourman artist Charles Roberson & Co. (1820─1985).
Roberson was one of the most important colourmen in London in the nineteenth century.
In 1820 Charles Roberson opened his first shop on Long Acre, London, selling artists' materials. Among his initial customers, comprising mainly professional artists and businesses related to the art trade, the name of Sir Thomas Lawrence, President of the Royal Academy, stands out. His custom is an early indication of the important position Roberson was to occupy in the nineteenth-century art world. Today, the company is less well known than its contemporaries Reeves, Rowney and Winsor & Newton, but in previous centuries it was one of the most influential colour houses in London, its customers spanning the social spectrum from Queen Victoria to theatrical scene painters.
A very rare piece of artist equipment that can typically only be found in museum archives.
A must for any collector.
28cm X 20cm
Condition report - Overall good.
The name 'E L Hogg' has been written on the underside of the lid.
Original bone makes plaque and leather carry handle.
Hinges are solid and work fine.
Lots of Reeves oil paint and Reeves pallet (repaired).
Item No, 3510
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