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  • n. Plural form of paintbox.


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  • At about the halfway mark, the show pauses its chronological account for a brief course in Watercolor 101: a room lined with cases displaying different techniques, styles and even paintboxes, including one set that belonged to Queen Victoria.

    Medium is message at Tate Britain 'Watercolour' show

  • An oval china palette is also needed; the small slabs sold in ordinary paintboxes are not serviceable for miniature painting, as many colours and tints are necessary.

    Little Folks (December 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • An old Greek, who acted as caretaker, took charge of canvases, easels, paintboxes, and other utensils of the painter's craft, and he came out gleefully from his lodge as soon as their vehicle rumbled under the deep arch of the outer porch.

    A Son of the Immortals

  • After ordering dinner for midday, they all set off, preceded by their paintboxes, drawing-boards, easels, and parasols, which were carried by

    Dieux ont soif. English

  • The Tate Britain show has lots of vitrines filled with watercolour materials, mullers for grinding your own, splattery old rusty paintboxes, JMW Turner's lucky painting towel or somesuch, Queen Victoria's monogrammed tote bag.

    The Guardian World News

  • If you had one of those Winsor & Newton paintboxes as a child, you'll love the look of

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  • Corners and quaintnesses, gems, glimpses and bits are an obsession to the artist, and in consequence, during the summer months, not only did the majority of its inhabitants turn out into the cobbled ways with sketching-blocks, canvases and paintboxes, but every morning brought into the town charabancs from neighbouring places loaded with passengers, many of whom joined the artistic residents, and you would have thought (until an inspection of their productions convinced you of the contrary) that some tremendous outburst of Art was rivalling the Italian Renaissance.

    Miss Mapp


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