L Cornelissen & Son sell a wide range of painting and drawing materials including pigments, textiles, oils, paints, pastels, charcoal, pencils and easels.
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L Cornelissen & Son
105 Great Russell StreetBloomsburyLondonWC1B 3RY
- +44 (0)20 7636 1045
- Public transport:
- Tottenham Court Road, Underground
Despite their range of art materials, visiting this shop was a depressing experience. The staff in art shops are normally a friendly, chatty bunch. This tiny emporium seemed to be significantly over-manned and what staff were present specialised in breathing down your neck.
That impression of (what shall we call it? a Dickensian petty-mindedness?) was compounded when I returned a little...more
I doubt very much that this shop has changed since it opened in 1855. I love the fact it hasn't jumped on the arts and crafts bandwagon with new but faddish products. Instead it has strictly remained an artist's haven for the best pigments, oils, pastels and brushes in town. They also have the most beautiful easels.
Everything in here is so well organised and uncomplicated and the bursts of...more