James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning


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James Newman
Paint Pots
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935

James Newman started trading in the late 18th century and was often praised for the excellent quality of his watercolour paints. From 1801 to 1937, the firm was based at 24 Soho Square, London, the address on the label of the Luminous Body Colours on display. One of the pots contains Newman's Antwerp Blue, already mentioned in 1811 by the landscape painter John Cart Burgess as of superior quality.

Paint Pots