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.

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

    RRP: £15.00 £12.95

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  2. Conte a Paris Soft Pastel Pack of 10

    RRP: £18.00 £12.95

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  3. Conte a Paris Carres Crayon Traditional Set of 12

    RRP: £16.99 £12.50

  4. Conte a Paris Graphite Drawing Set of 6

    RRP: £7.00 Was: £6.95 £6.26

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

    RRP: £5.50 Was: £5.50 £4.95

  6. Conte a Paris Soft Pastel Pack of 20

    RRP: £35.00 £24.95

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  7. Conté à Paris Carbon Pencil

    RRP: £1.60 £1.25

    Available in 6 sizes
  8. Conté à Paris Charcoal Pencil

    RRP: £1.60 £1.25

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

    RRP: £1.60 £1.25

    Available in 5 colours
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  10. Conte a Paris Soft Pastel Pack of 50

    RRP: £75.00 Was: £39.95 £35.96

  11. Conte a Paris Sketching Box Set of 21

    RRP: £22.00 £18.50

  12. Conte a Paris Putty Eraser

    RRP: £2.00 Was: £1.50 £1.43

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.