Paint (watercolour)

Winsor & Newton Ltd.

Established 1832

Founded in 1832 by William Winsor and Henry Newton, Winsor & Newton is a manufacturer of fine art products, mostly known for its watercolour paint. Originally located at Henry Newton’s home in 38 Rathbone Place, London, the shop was at the center of an artists’ quarter in which a number of painters had studios.

In 1835, Winsor & Newton introduced the world’s first glycerine based, moist watercolours and the first portable paint tube, which would change the history of outdoor painting. In 1842, William Winsor patented the first screw cap mechanism for collapsible metal tubes – this would become the standard container for colour.

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