Antique French walnut wood artist's easel

£4,500

This beautiful antique easel would make a perfect, unusual gift for someone interested in practicing, collecting or learning about painting.

 

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Description

This is called a tripod design easel because it stands on three legs. These legs feature elegant slightly scrolled tops. The painter’s canvas is placed on the easel and the lower shelf and upper horizontal member adjusted to fit.

This easel was crafted in France in the 19th Century, when it became popular for artists to work ‘en plein air’ (outdoors). The easel was a useful device which the artist could easily carry and set-up when they went outside to paint. The late 19th-Century invention of paint tubes also helped to encourage this practice of working outdoors. The ‘plein air’ approach was advocated by the Impressionists and other artists who believed in working directly from nature.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Material
Walnut, Wood
Colour
Brown

Dimensions

Height
214 cm / 84.3 inches
Width
77 cm / 30.3 inches
Depth
100 cm / 39.4 inches

Reference:
013548

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