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J B Green & Sons Co.

Antique & Vintage Handmade Papers

For Watercolor , Drawing & Print

The papers Shown here are for historical interest.
The Green family began making paper in 1813 and closed the mill in 1987 -
Historical information, some vintage papers & more are available at:
Simon Barcham Green's Web site
 

"Charles 1" HAND-MADE Laid paper

 
 
A fine laid paper with a light grey color
 
hand made By J B Green, England
 
65gsm weight
465 x 590mm or approximately 23 x18.25 inches
 
A great art paper also useful for restoration of works on this paper.
Watermark photo was taken with light coming through back of paper makes paper look a different color
than its beautiful light grey color.
Watermarks :
"J B G" in a shield and "Charles 1" Twice on the sheets
There are also the watermarks "F J Head" "Hand Made" not shown
 
 
 

"Bodleian" Mould-made Laid paper

 
 
A fine laid paper with a light buttery cream color
Watermarks:
"BODLEIAN" and "MOULD MADE "
By J B Green, England
 
80 gsm weight
704 x 525 mm
 
A great laid texture used for books and highly regarded for restoration.
Watermark photo was taken with light coming through back of paper makes paper look darker
than its beautiful buttery cream color.
 

HAND-MADE Wove paper

 
 
A fine wove paper with a light blue grey color
 
hand made By J B Green, England
 
 
 
I believe this paper was called "Turner Grey" or "Turner Blue"
 
 
A great art paper also useful for restoration of works on this paper.
Watermark photo was taken with light coming through back of paper does not show the exact color of the paper.
Watermarks :
"J B G" and "1976"
 

CRISBROOK HAND-MADE PRINT PAPER

WATERLEAF- A Legendary paper.
a sheet from 1973 with watermark of the time
note watermark photo below was taken with light coming through the paper and the cotton white paper looks darker
the watermark lines have been parts traced with highlighting to show better on this thick paper -
Please forgive any mistracing we do not have a better example at this time.
 
 
 
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a sheet from 1986 with a later watermark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crisbrook Hand Made Paper - 1986
hand made at the Hayle Mill, England
100%cotton with a beautiful near white color
140lb Cold (not hot) pressed.
Imperial size -approximately 22 1/2 x 31
J. Green & Sons
 
This paper is a waterleaf -unsized, for printmaking.
It is not sized for watercolor.
It can be used for some types of drawing.
This is a legendary paper considered one of the finest for printmaking.
 
 
The Mill closed in 1987 and remaining unused papers like this are highly sought after throughout the world.
Also used for restoration of works on this paper.
Watermark photos below were taken with light coming through back of paper makes paper look darker
than its beautiful near white color.
Watermarks :"J B G 1986" lower right side of sheets
"CRISBROOK HAND-MADE" lower left side of sheets
A few sheets of this Vintage Paper are available in our museum shop:
Vintage WHITE CRISBROOK HAND-MADE PAPER- UNSIZED
 
 
 

"De Wint" HAND-MADE Wove paper

 
 
 
A fine wove paper with a dark buff color
 
The top sample is "rugged" texture the watermark is on a slightly smoother Not pressed texture
 
hand made By J B Green, England
780x570mm approximately and 200 grams weight approximately
 
this paper was called "De Wint"
 
A fine paper also useful for restoration of works on this paper. I also use this paper for collage
Watermark photo was taken with light coming through back of paper does not show the exact color of the paper.
Watermarks :
"J B G" in a shield similar to the earlier Crisbrook Paper above
and"Hand Made' "1973" not shown
RWS Hand Made Watercolour Paper - Watermark
made at the Hayle Mill, England
90 lb Cold (not hot) pressed.
J. Green & Sons
 
This paper was made to the specifications of the Royal Watercolour Society

Surface textures of
Royal Watercolour Society Hand- Made Watercolour paper -
note the embossing
 
from left to right: Rough, Cold Pressed, Hot Pressed.
below another view with white raking light
made at the Hayle Mill, England

 

 
 
Another sheet of RWS Hand Made Watercolour Paper - Watermark
made at the Hayle Mill, England
 
Paper made to the specifications of the Royal Watercolour Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not all of these are for sale , some are shown for historical interest.
Photos are copyright protected
 
(c)1985-2011 All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
(c) Copyright 1985- 2011 The Whimsie Studio, Larry Henke, Ronald Bodoh
Whimsie studio is a trademark protected name