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From £3.50 to £26.15

Size Code Price Availability
12.7 x 17.8cm 022491 £3.50 In Stock
22.9 x 30.5cm 022494 £8.95 In Stock
30.5 x 30.5cm 022496 £10.95 In Stock
30.5 x 40.6cm 022497 £13.75 In Stock
45.7 x 60.1cm 022499 £26.15 In Stock

Museum Series Gessobord™ by Ampersand is a superior quality preprepared board for painting onto in Acrylic, Oil or in using Mixed Media.

  • The finest quality acrylic gesso is used meaning the ground does not dull colours and the wonderful lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control.
  • Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardboard™ and Archiva-Seal™ technology, the surface is acid-free, non-yellowing, and archival and perfect for all painting styles and approaches.
  • Only Ampersand builds their cradles by hand with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge.

These prepared painting surfaces from Ampersand are available in a wide range of sizes, ranging from; 12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 7”) through to 45.7 x 60.1cm (18 x 24”) and in three different depths of 3mm (1/8"), 2.2cm (7/8") and 3.8cm (1.5")


Cm Inches
12.7 x 17.8 5 x 7
22.9 x 30.5 9 x 12
30.5 x 30.5 12 x 12
30.5 x 40.6 12 x 16
45.7 x 60.1 18 x 23.7



Size: 12.7 x 17.8cm

  • Weight: 850 g

Size: 22.9 x 30.5cm

  • Weight: 850 g

Size: 30.5 x 30.5cm

  • Weight: 850 g

Size: 30.5 x 40.6cm

  • Weight: 850 g

Size: 45.7 x 60.1cm

  • Weight: 850 g
Delivery & Returns

Our delivery charge is based on the largest item in your order, no matter how many items you order. We dispatch orders every working day (ie Mon-Fri, not including Bank Holidays) for all delivery options. 

Next Working Day Delivery 

Order by 2pm Mon-Fri: £7.50

Saturday Delivery

Select our Saturday delivery option any day of the week (by 2pm on Friday) to have your order delivered on the following Saturday: £9.00

Standard Delivery 

Within 3-5 working days: £3.95

Click & Collect 

Free, from Cass Art stores. Available to collect within 2 working days.

Q&A (4)
Q Why work on wooden panel as oppose to canvas?

Paintings on wooden panel are easier to conserve and offer a longer lasting and more rigid surface to paint on than canvas stretched on a frame. This hardness offers superior line control and support, and colour vibrancy is stronger as the colour reflects off the surface as oppose to absorbing into the weave of the canvas.

Q What is Gessobord?

Gessobord is a wooden panel with a primed surface which offers a firm, archival surface for painting that will not yellow over time. This board has a slight grain, but can be sanded down should you prefer a smoother surface.

Q How many boards are in a pack?

These are sold as single units and not in packs. 

Q Are these boards suitable for egg tempera?

These panels should be fine with egg tempera - the manufacturer, Ampersand, also recommends using egg tempera with their Claybord panels.

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17th August 2016 Reviewed by Evie Mclaughlin Great sturdy well finished boards, gorgeous surface.


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3rd August 2015 Reviewed by Gillian Williams Superb for amateurs and professionals.


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4th March 2015 Reviewed by Angela Elliott-Walker Great to work on, it's expensive but worth it.
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