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Updated Jan. 14 2017

Earliest Known

Thomas Reeves & Son

trade catalog sheet of their artist supplies

- from around 1790
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This is the earliest known version of

Thomas Reeves & Son sheet -catalog from around 1790

It is a single page trade Catalogue (also known as a broadside-blank on back)
cataloging art materials available from Thomas Reeves & Son (W J Reeves)
 
It lists completely equipped watercolour paint boxes, paint, papers, palettes, pencils pigments, etc .
 
Broadsides were used as advertisements, posters, Trade Catalogue and handouts
 
This is one of the oldest known to exist.
Thomas Reeves and his son W.J. Reeves listed the business as T. Reeves & Son from 1784-1799
 
 
Early Thomas Reeves & Son Trade Catalogue
from around 1790 $1240 $840
EPHEM TR1

Price Includes shipping US Priority Mail - ships only in USA 50 states - Signature will be required.

Please look at the photos & read the whole listing. only one available- sold as is - no returns
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Photos appear different than actual size - see measurements.
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Referenced by British National Portrait Gallery :

 
 
Image is not actual size. Size of lined border: approximately 7 1/8 by 9 3/4 inches
size of sheet varies approximately 7 1/2 by 10 7/8 inches
 
This is a broadside -one side printed- back is blank, except backside, which has some test strokes of watercolour that appear to be colors of the period.
 
Condition:All over toning ,various stains, some marking, foxing , and some tears on edges and folds which do not appear easily in photos. See photo below which is closer to actual toning.
 
Please note because of its age it is fragile and should be handled with care
 
The sheet has folds, the main folds made it fold in to 1/3 of the sheet.
 
Sheet has larger margins with irregular edges.See photo below of full sheet:
 

 

image is not actual size, the tonality is as close to original as a photo can capture, may appear different on various screens.

 
See photo below of back of sheet:
image is not actual size, the tonality is as close to original as a photo can capture,
may appear different on various screens.
Note tears and folds some barely show.
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Please note because of its age it is a bit fragile and should be handled with care
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