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Artists' Colourmen Database

From: Helen Gill <helenthegill<-at->
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Paintings conservators at the   National Gallery of Victoria (NGV),
Australia, have compiled a database of Artists' Colourmen stamps,
stencils, labels and marks found on artworks in the NGV Collection
as a resource for study and interest.

The database can be viewed online at:


Companies manufacturing and supplying artist's materials, from the
late Eighteenth Century onward, are known as Artists' Colourmen.
They marked their products, canvases, stretchers, and boards, for
instance, with individual and characteristic stamps, stencils,
labels and embossed marks. These often carry the company name and
address, which can be used to indicate the source and general date
of manufacture of the canvas, board or stretcher associated with an

This online resource has been made possible by the generous support
of the Telematics Course Development Fund.  We are also indebted to
Jacob Simon for allowing us to reference the rich on-line archive of
historical information on artist's colourmen provided by the
National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Received on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012

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