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Winsor & Newton Project

A database of 19th century commercial paint recipes.

From 2004-2008 Mark Clarke managed two Anglo-Dutch projects, based at the Instituut Collecte Nederland and the Hamilton Kerr Institute of the Fitzwilliam Museum (University of Cambridge), which digitized and catalogued the 19th century archive of recipes for artists' materials held by the English manufacturer Winsor & Newton.


The nineteenth century manuscript archive of Winsor & Newton, the English manufacturer of artists' materials, is unique. It includes 87 manuscripts of recipes and notes for making artists' pigments, oil colour, water colours and other materials, a total of 17,000 pages. No other known historical archive of nineteenth century colourmen are as extensive and detailed.

Winsor & Newton Project Website


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Last updated 15 October 2009       Mark Clarke       http://www.clericus.org/wn.htm