Friday, July 14, 2017

Early Sketching Stools

This tripod easel and these stools are typical of what plein-air artists would use in the 1890s. 

The legs of the easel were made from sliding sections that closed down to about 31 inches when not in use. A metal clamp at the top held onto the canvas so that it wouldn't blow over.

The folding stools had either canvas or perforated wood seats.

Cartoon "Stymied" by Punch cartoonist and Winnie the Pooh illustrator E.H. Shepard.

1 comment:

Warren JB said...

I don't know whether the fact I use a couple of those is a sign of my behind-the-times deprivation, or a testament to time-honoured design...