July, 2013

Painters Stainers Arms
Jul 10th, 2013 | | History | No Comments

The Painter-Stainers Company and the House-Painter

A saddle from the Yi ethnic minority province in Yunnan province, China. Saddle has a leather base with lacquer overlay. Saddle bow to left hand side The earliest surviving ordinances of the Painters' Company date...

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Tingry Frontispiece 1830
Jul 9th, 2013 | | History | 10 Comments

The House-Painter (Part One)

City of London - The Great Twelve Livery Companies Little has been written about the house-painting trade from an historical perspective. Whilst only an initial survey, this essay sets out to look at the way the...

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