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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. He 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.

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  1. Conte Soft Pastel Pack of 50

    RRP: £65.50 £39.95 Save 39%

  2. Conte a Paris Carres Sketching Crayon Set of 4

    RRP: £5.40 £3.75 Save 31%

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

    RRP: £11.99 £9.95 Save 17%

  4. Conte a Paris Sketching Box Set of 21

    RRP: £22.00 £18.50 Save 16%

  5. Conte Carres Crayon Traditional Set of 12

    RRP: £14.99 £10.95 Save 27%

  6. Conte a Paris Graphite Drawing Set of 6

    £4.95

  7. Conte a Paris Putty Eraser

    £1.50

  8. Conte Soft Pastel Pack of 20

    RRP: £29.50 £19.50 Save 34%

  9. Conte Soft Pastel Pack of 10

    RRP: £16.00 £11.50 Save 28%

  10. Conte a Paris Paper Blending Stumps and Eraser Accessories Set of 5

    £4.95