Premium watercolor blocks and sheets made in Holland
In the late sixteenth century the production of paper in the Netherlands expanded rapidly, such that Holland became largest producer of fine papers after France. During the ensuing “Golden Century” when Dutch painters earned a reputation as the “masters” of art, the De Veentjes mill became known for handcrafting the finest papers available. The Schut family bought the mill in 1710 and retained ownership until selling it to the Gelderse paper group in 1982. Ownership was transferred to Exacompta Clairfontaine of France in 1998, where it remains to this day.
NOBLESSE WATERCOLOR PAPER is the premier paper produced at the Schut Mill. It is a 300gsm (140lb) cold-pressed paper and is available in 10-sheet blocks glued on all 4 sides as well as in packs of 10 loose sheets. The surface of Noblesse has undergone a proprietary gelatin sizing process that helps to deliver extraordinarily brilliant colors. This premium 100% cotton and acid-free off-white paper is recommended for experienced artists.