J Whatman - 1930s Handmade Imitation Parchment (Botanical Watercolour)
J Whatman - 1930s Handmade Imitation Parchment (Botanical Watercolour)
J Whatman - 1930s Handmade Imitation Parchment (Botanical Watercolour)

J Whatman - 1930s Handmade Imitation Parchment (Botanical Watercolour)

Regular price £15.00

ULTRA RARE - CAPITAL DEED LOAN (Imitation Parchment)

A paper perfect for botanical watercolour and calligraphy. 

SOLD PER SHEET - ONLY 20 AVAILABLE

Handmade in the 1930s at Springfield Mill, Kent, England.

Imitation Parchment papers were developed as a cost effective alternative to goatskin and calfskin animal parchments to be used for legal documents, certificates, property deeds etc.

Because of these properties this is one of the most sought after drawing & watercolour papers for botanical artsts and calligraphers. 

The manufacturing process was time consuming; beating the linen fibre for hours and hours until it became very hot (which gives the translucency) and then adding a handful of cotton fibre to add some whiteness.

Once the paper was dry it was then sized multiple times in gelatin to add further strength and smoothness allowing paints and inks to sit beautifully on the surface. 

This is a super smooth, semi-translucent paper capable of withstanding the rigours of working whilst holding the most detailed lines and colours in much the same way as real parchment.

Shade: White

Nominal Size: Cap Deed Loan

Size (mm): 425 x 355

Size: (inches): 16 3/4 x 14

Ream Weight: 20lb

Sheet Weight: 160 gsm

Surface: Wove, Smooth

Year: 1930s

Handmade: Linen & cotton rag, gelatine sized. 

SOLD PER SHEET - ONLY 20 AVAILABLE