Edwardian Artist's Palette


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £185.00
  • €222 Euro
  • $253 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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An unusual folding artist’s palette, by renowned ‘colourmen’ Newman of Soho Square, London. With plenty of dried oil paints and a very pleasing shape. Being folding with the bronze hinges, it was originally meant for plein air painting but now it means it can stand on its own, making it an interesting desk or cabinet ornament. In my opinion, it is a work of art in its own right!

James Newman started supplying colours to artists in 1784, continuing work his father had done before him. Throughout the 19th century, his business was supplying colours and other artist’s materials to many of the heavyweights of English painting, including Turner, Constable, Chinnery, John Smart, De WIlde and Pugin, to name just a few. Though he died in 1835, James Newman’s business continued trading until the mid 20th century. This palette is stamped NEWMAN, SOHO SQUARE, dating it to around 1900 - 1910 (stamp is just about visible in third photo).


  • H: 33cm (12.99in)
  • W: 22.5cm (8.86in)


First quarter 20th Century

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