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Old Holland

old_holland3.jpgThe history of Old Holland Classic Colours goes back to the seventeenth century, the golden age of the Dutch painters. In this era, the training of painters and the making of artists' colours was controlled by the artist or the Master. The Master would have had one or more senior craftmen or Colourmen, who would have several years experience gained initially from being an apprentice.

Around 1664, a Saint Lucas guild was formed with a number of the artists in The Hague, named after their patron saint. Increasing numbers of painters settled in The Hague at the start of the 19th century. A number of painters from the Hague school settled in the town of Laren in the Gooi region, because of the landscape. They started manufacturing their own hand-ground / milled paints, and turned this into a business.

Today, the Old Holland company can draw on all the knowledge of pigments and recipes for the manufacture of paints which had been passed on from generation to generation through the Saint Lucas guild, the Pictura Brotherhood of Painters, the Hague Academy and the painters of the Hague School.

For details about the Old Holland range please contact us on 01926 492213 or email [email protected]

Ordering Old Holland

Please note that the minimum order value is £250 nett sales value. Delivery is 7-10 days from receipt of order. All orders will be invoiced directly by Old Holland. Payment terms are 30 days from date of invoice.

If you require any further information please either email us at the address above, or call 01926 492213.

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