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Conté à Paris Crayons & Pastels

Frenchman Nicolas Conté was a classic 18th-century Renaissance man: a chemist, inventor, soldier and balloonist as well as artist. Most importantly for our purposes, he created the pencil as we know it, responding to a wartime lack of British graphite by mixing the material with clay, thereby introducing the possibility of different degrees of hardness.

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  1. Conte a Paris Soft Pastel Pack of 50

    RRP: £75.00 £39.95

  2. Conte a Paris Graphite Pencils 3H to 6B Set of 12

    RRP: £15.00 £12.95

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  3. Conte a Paris Soft Pastel Pack of 10

    RRP: £18.00 £12.95

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  4. Conte a Paris Carres Crayon Traditional Set of 12

    RRP: £16.99 £12.50

  5. Conte a Paris Graphite Drawing Set of 6

    £6.95

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  6. Conte a Paris Putty Eraser

    RRP: £2.00 £1.50

  7. Conte a Paris Soft Pastel Pack of 20

    RRP: £35.00 £24.95

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  8. Conté à Paris Carbon Pencil

    RRP: £1.60 £1.25

    Available in 6 sizes
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  9. Conté à Paris Charcoal Pencil

    RRP: £1.60 £1.25

    Available in 4 sizes
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  10. Conté à Paris Traditional Drawing Pencil

    RRP: £1.60 £1.25

    Available in 5 colours
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Conté à Paris Crayons & Pastels

Conté then went on to invent the Conté Carré Crayon, a firm pastel used by Degas and Picasso, among others. The company is still justly famed for these and its other ranges of pastels, crayons and pencils.