Writing & Ledger papers were produced for correspondence and record keeping.
IN modern times they're highly sought after by artists for drawing, ink work, printmaking and painting because the papers were made to be strong and durable meaning they're able to withstand a certain amount of over working, more so that most modern papers.
Typical uses include drawing, painting, printmaking.
This paper was special private making for London paper merchants Grosvenor Chater who demanded absolute perfection in every sheet.
The 1690 date in the watermark does not reflect the date of making.
Nominal Size: Medium
Size (mm): 450 x 565
Size: (inches): 17 3/4 x 22 1/4
Ream Weight: 38lb
Sheet Weight: 136 gsm
Surface: Wove, Smooth
Handmade:Rag, gelatine sized.
Watermarks: Handmade, 1690, Fleur de Lis within a shield with a crown atop, a stylised G monogram at the bottom.