JAMES CREASE & SON.
Broadside advertisement for James Crease & Son, Cheap Paint Manufacturers, Colourmen, & Varnish makers.
London : Burton, printer, Fleet Market, [c.1820]. Separately issued broadside, 210 x 185 mm, on laid paper with watermarked date ‘1820’; printed on both sides; mild scattered toning, but a clean and attractive example.
A lovely piece of Georgian era printed trade ephemera. Crease & Son’s stock included a staggering array of varnishes, cheap tar paints, many hues of green oil paint (often with an arsenic base!) with names such as Pomona (a popular Regency colour), Roman, Saxon and Spanish, as well as the highly toxic pure white lead paint which was preferred by artists for coating a canvas prior to painting.