Posted 6 years ago
William Reeves Artists watercolor paint box c. 1784 to 1789
William & his brother Thomas Reeves invented the watercolor block or cake as it is known,making the painting of watercolor more portable.
Before this colors had to be prepared by the artist or a colorman and the paint dried out easily.
In 1784 William and Thomas split into two businesses by their individual names.
The Reeves brand is still going today!