Cornelissen Artists’ Colourmen
L. Cornelissen & Son, Artists' Colourmen since 1855 is a shop to know for when the urge to take up gilding, calligraphy, painting in egg tempera, pastels, or any artistic endeavour overtakes you or if you're a specialist looking for authentic materials.
Shopping List London particularly likes the section 'Pigments, Gums, and Resins' and trusts that from the stock of 20,000 items, Cornelissen would not recklessly sell you anything historically dangerous without guidance. Lead and orpiment anyone? And we love the drawers and drawers of pastel sticks.
Current special offers include the last of marbled paper and leather bound notebooks and folios made in a hand bindery in Cairo, from £17. Like a flashback in time and fit for Darwin, Linnaeus or at least a Victorian heroine's sketching.
Cornelissen ship worldwide though aren't transactional online. The store at 105 Gt Russell St, WC1B 3RY (near the British Museum in Bloomsbury) is local to Shopping List London, let us know if you would like us to shop for you.