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RepositoryArchives and Special Collections, University of Surrey
Ref NoST/9/2
Alt Ref NoT109
TitleLarge Wooden Paint Box
DateEarly 20th century
Name of CreatorJames Newman
DescriptionLarge square wooden box designed to contain art materials. The top layer of the box includes twenty-four blocks of watercolour paint arranged in a wooden tray with labelled colours, a small white porcelain palette with three recesses for mixing paint (labelled James Newman on bottom), a circular compartment to stand a small jar of water in, and a compartment across the front of the box containing a brush with a wrapped handle, two pencils and a palette knife.
Two additional compartments can be found, underneath the palette, and underneath the tray of paints. In both cases, the wooden shelf can be removed using tags of ribbon at either end. The former compartment is empty, the latter (underneath the paints) contains two wooden shelves, each one with three circular insets on the shelf to support white porcelain dishes (six in total) for mixing paint.
On the outside of the bottom of the box there is a layer of green felt.
Related MaterialThis wooden box of paints originally held the Small Box Set of Paints held by University of Surrey. Reference Code: ST/9/3
Extent1 item
Physical DescriptionGood condition apart from some small scratches and indentations. Brush, pencils and palette knife are worn.
RulesCompiled in accordance with ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description 2nd edition, 1999; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/11157Shepard; Ernest Howard (1879-1976); Illustrator1879-1976
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