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C Roberson & Co

The C Roberson art supplies range features fine primers, glazes, metallic leaf and brushes. Primers include gesso primer, acrylic primer and oil primer. You will discover a variety of glazes and varnishes and the highest quality bristle brushes, hog bristle brushes (probably the best bristle brushes you can buy) and reed pens. Aluminium leaf, copper leaf and imitation gold leaf complete the range.

C Roberson & Co is a supplier of artists' materials and a company which boasts an interesting history. The business began in 1810 and was originally based in Long Acre, Covent Garden. C Roberson prepared its own paints and also manufactured a wide variety of materials and all to recipes which were closely guarded secrets. Many of these recipes are still used to day. Leading artists and designers were loyal customers and these included Turner, Whistler, Sargent and William Morris. Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill were also regular clients.

Today C Roberson & Co is based in Holloway, North London and continues to produce an impressive range of fine art materials. Many of the products are made to the 19th century recipes. We are proud to offer several products from the C Roberson range here at Pegasus Art and we are confident that these tried and tested materials will serve you well whether you are a beginner or a professional artist.

Acrylic Gold Size Acrylic Gold Size
£6.30
£5.90
In stock
Roberson Acrylic Gold Size This is an easy to use acrylic gold size and you will be ready for gilding in 15-20 minutes. 1-2 days open time.  This gold size can be used with metal leaf, gold leaf and bronze powders.  Recommended for use over a non-porous surface or one that has been sealed with shellac varnish.
C Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer C Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer
£15.60
£12.90
In stock
Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is an artist quality, fast drying, flexible and non-yellowing ground for oil paint, acrylic paint and temporar paint. Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is a cost effective product for artists. Add acrylic colour to the primer if you need a change of tone as a base for your work. You will have a matte, absorbent surface to work on with this ac…
C Roberson Acrylic Primer C Roberson Acrylic Primer
£12.90
In stock
Roberson Acrylic Primer Roberson Acrylic Primer is a artist quality product which can be used on a multitude of surfaces e.g. unprimed canvas, wood, hardboard, card and paper. No previous sizing is needed. Quick drying and ready to paint on in a couple of hours. This acrylic primer is permanently flexible and non-yellowing and suitable as a ground for oil paints, acrylic paints and egg tempera. Re…
C Roberson Dipper - Stainless Steel Double Dipper With Lids 55mm C Roberson Dipper - Stainless Steel Double Dipper With Lids 55mm
£11.20
Out of stock
Stainless Steel Dipper for Oil Painting Dipper Double Screwtop Stainless Steel 55 mm An essential for oil painters this quality large double dipper is made from stainless steel with screwtop lids. Designed with clips to attach to an artists palette. An oil dipper is used to hold a supply of turpentine, oil or painting medium and can be clipped onto the edge of a wooden palette. Useful for turpenti…
C Roberson Dipper - Stainless Steel Double Dipper Without Lids C Roberson Dipper - Stainless Steel Double Dipper Without Lids
£4.30
Out of stock
Stainless Steel Oil Paint Dipper Dipper Double, Stainless Steel, 55 mm diameter, without lids. An essential for oil painters this quality large double dipper is made from stainless steel Designed with clips to attach to an artists palette. An oil dipper is used to hold a supply of turpentine, turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil oil or painting medium, it can be clipped onto the edge o…
C Roberson Dipper - Stainless Steel Single Dipper With Lid 55mm C Roberson Dipper - Stainless Steel Single Dipper With Lid 55mm
£5.60
Out of stock
Stainless Steel Single Oil Paint Dipper With Lid  Single Screwtop Stainless Steel Dipper 55 mm An essential for oil painters this quality large single dipper is made from stainless steel with screwtop lids. Designed with a clip to attach to an artists palette. Useful for turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil and painting mediums Single Dipper with lid- Stainless Steel - 55mm diameter -S…
C Roberson Dipper - Tinplate Double Dipper Without Lids C Roberson Dipper - Tinplate Double Dipper Without Lids
£2.70
2 in stock
Metal Dipper Double for Oil Painting Dipper double, tinplate, 40mm diameter, without lids. An essential for oil painters this wellmade double dipper is made from tinplate. Designed with clips to attach to an artists palette. Useful for turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil and painting mediums. Double Dipper without lids - Tinplate - 40mm diameter
C Roberson Dipper - Tinplate Single Dipper Without Lid C Roberson Dipper - Tinplate Single Dipper Without Lid
£1.30
2 in stock
Metal Dipper for Oil Painting Dipper single, tinplate, 40mm diameter, without lid An essential for oil painters this wellmade single dipper is made from tinplate. Designed with a clip to attach to an artists palette. Useful for turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil and painting mediums. Single Dipper without lid- Tinplate - 40mm diameter
C Roberson Finest Hog Bristle Brushes - S42 - Flat (Green Handle) C Roberson Finest Hog Bristle Brushes - S42 - Flat (Green Handle)
£5.60
In stock
Finest Quality Hog Bristle Brushes - Flat Green Lacquered Handle with a Seamless Copper Ferrule (superior to a steel ferrule). The hog bristle filaments are longer with the Series 42. Manufactured in Japan to the Highest Specifications. Arguably the Best Hog Bristle Brush Available. Suitable as an Oil painting brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
C Roberson Glaze Medium C Roberson Glaze Medium
£6.50
In stock
Roberson Glaze Medium. You can mix this medium with either oil paint or dry pigments to increase the translucency and flow. Perfect for thin glazes, fine detail and smooth brushwork. This quality glaze medium from Roberson has an integral cobalt drier for quicker drying. Available in 3 sizes 60ml 250ml 500ml
C Roberson Matt Glaze Medium C Roberson Matt Glaze Medium
£6.50
In stock
Matt Glaze Medium For Oil Painting Roberson Matt Glaze Medium can be mixed with oil paint colour or dry pigments. The addition of the medium increases translucency and flow making it ideal for thin glazes, fine detailed work and smooth brushwork. The Matt Glaze Medium will create a flat effect. NB Do not use as a varnish. Composition: Stand linseed oil, Dammar resin, Turpentine, Silica & Driers. U…
C Roberson Oil Primer C Roberson Oil Primer
£13.00
Roberson Oil Primer - flexible & crack resistant Roberson Oil primer has good coverage, two coats will product a slippery surface to enable oil colour to be moved around. The oil primer dries flexible and will not crack. This traditional lead free oil primer developed by C Roberson & Co makes the primed surface much less absorbent than acrylic primers, with a characteristic slippy quality.Canvas s…
C Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue Size C Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue Size save
£14.89
In stock
Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue Size. Glue made from rabbit skin is the traditional form of size or commonly terms sealer for canvas and linen. This ready made rabbit skin glue size can be used on raw linen, cotton canvas or board. Stand the required quantity in warm water to liquefy, taking care not to boil. This strong size is best diluted with water for sizing stretched canvas. Too strong a…
C Roberson Rectified Spirit of Turpentine C Roberson Rectified Spirit of Turpentine
£16.40
In stock
Superior Grade Rectified Genuine Fir Turpentine Use rectified spirit of turpentine for thinning oil paints. Using this type of turpentine speeds up the drying time of oil paint colours. 500ml tin 250ml tin
Roberson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes - S42B Flat (Maroon Handle) Roberson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes - S42B Flat (Maroon Handle)
£4.20
In stock
Roberson Hog Bristle Brushes Excellent Quality Hog Bristle brushe - Flat (longer bristles than a Bright) Maroon Lacquered Handle with Seamless Stainless Steel Ferrule. Manufactured in Japan. Suitable as a Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes - S43B Round (Maroon Handle) Roberson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes - S43B Round (Maroon Handle)
£4.20
In stock
Roberson Hog Bristle Brushes Excellent Quality Hog Bristle - Round. Maroon Lacquered Handle with Seamless Stainless Steel Ferrule. Manufactured in Japan. Suitable as an Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes - S44B Filbert (Maroon Handle) Roberson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes - S44B Filbert (Maroon Handle)
£4.20
In stock
Roberson Hog Bristle Brushes Excellent Quality Hog Bristle - Filbert (the advantages of a flat combined with shaped edges) Maroon Lacquered Handle with Seamless Stainless Steel Ferrule. Manufactured in Japan. Suitable as an Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Finest Hog Bristle Brushes - S41 - Bright (Short Flat) Roberson Finest Hog Bristle Brushes - S41 - Bright (Short Flat)
£5.60
In stock
Finest Quality Hog Bristle Brushes - Bright (also known as Short Flat) Green Lacquered Handle with Seamless Copper Ferrule (superior to a steel ferrule). Manufactured in Japan to the Highest Specifications. Arguably the Best Hog Bristle Brush Available. Suitable as an Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Finest Hog Bristle Brushes - S44 - Filbert (Green Handle) Roberson Finest Hog Bristle Brushes - S44 - Filbert (Green Handle)
£5.60
In stock
Finest Quality Hog Bristle from C. Roberson Filbert shape hog bristle brushes, the advantages of a flat combined with curved tongue edge that gives a thinner mark. Green Lacquered Handle with a Seamless Copper Ferrule (superior to steel ferrule). Manufactured in Japan to the Highest Specifications. Arguably the Best Hog Brush Available. Suitable as a Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml Rectify Dull Oil Paint Areas Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml Rectify Dull Oil Paint Areas
£5.70
3 in stock
Retouching Varnish - Roberson Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml This useful varnish rectifies dull areas caused by sinking of oil paint.  It also helps adhesion of the succeeding layer of oil colour. Composition: Damar resin & white spirit Use white spirit for cleanig brushes

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Roberson Acrylic Gold Size This is an easy to use acrylic gold size and you will be ready for gilding in 15-20 minutes. 1-2 days open time.  This gold size can be used with metal leaf, gold leaf and bronze powders.  Recommended for use over a non-porous surface or one that has been sealed with shellac varnish.
Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is an artist quality, fast drying, flexible and non-yellowing ground for oil paint, acrylic paint and temporar paint. Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is a cost effective product for artists. Add acrylic colour to the primer if you need a change of tone as a base for your work. You will have a matte, absorbent surface to work on with this ac…
Roberson Acrylic Primer Roberson Acrylic Primer is a artist quality product which can be used on a multitude of surfaces e.g. unprimed canvas, wood, hardboard, card and paper. No previous sizing is needed. Quick drying and ready to paint on in a couple of hours. This acrylic primer is permanently flexible and non-yellowing and suitable as a ground for oil paints, acrylic paints and egg tempera. Re…
Stainless Steel Dipper for Oil Painting Dipper Double Screwtop Stainless Steel 55 mm An essential for oil painters this quality large double dipper is made from stainless steel with screwtop lids. Designed with clips to attach to an artists palette. An oil dipper is used to hold a supply of turpentine, oil or painting medium and can be clipped onto the edge of a wooden palette. Useful for turpenti…
Stainless Steel Oil Paint Dipper Dipper Double, Stainless Steel, 55 mm diameter, without lids. An essential for oil painters this quality large double dipper is made from stainless steel Designed with clips to attach to an artists palette. An oil dipper is used to hold a supply of turpentine, turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil oil or painting medium, it can be clipped onto the edge o…
Stainless Steel Single Oil Paint Dipper With Lid  Single Screwtop Stainless Steel Dipper 55 mm An essential for oil painters this quality large single dipper is made from stainless steel with screwtop lids. Designed with a clip to attach to an artists palette. Useful for turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil and painting mediums Single Dipper with lid- Stainless Steel - 55mm diameter -S…
Metal Dipper Double for Oil Painting Dipper double, tinplate, 40mm diameter, without lids. An essential for oil painters this wellmade double dipper is made from tinplate. Designed with clips to attach to an artists palette. Useful for turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil and painting mediums. Double Dipper without lids - Tinplate - 40mm diameter
Metal Dipper for Oil Painting Dipper single, tinplate, 40mm diameter, without lid An essential for oil painters this wellmade single dipper is made from tinplate. Designed with a clip to attach to an artists palette. Useful for turpentine, zest it, other solvents, linseed oil and painting mediums. Single Dipper without lid- Tinplate - 40mm diameter
Finest Quality Hog Bristle Brushes - Flat Green Lacquered Handle with a Seamless Copper Ferrule (superior to a steel ferrule). The hog bristle filaments are longer with the Series 42. Manufactured in Japan to the Highest Specifications. Arguably the Best Hog Bristle Brush Available. Suitable as an Oil painting brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Glaze Medium. You can mix this medium with either oil paint or dry pigments to increase the translucency and flow. Perfect for thin glazes, fine detail and smooth brushwork. This quality glaze medium from Roberson has an integral cobalt drier for quicker drying. Available in 3 sizes 60ml 250ml 500ml
Matt Glaze Medium For Oil Painting Roberson Matt Glaze Medium can be mixed with oil paint colour or dry pigments. The addition of the medium increases translucency and flow making it ideal for thin glazes, fine detailed work and smooth brushwork. The Matt Glaze Medium will create a flat effect. NB Do not use as a varnish. Composition: Stand linseed oil, Dammar resin, Turpentine, Silica & Driers. U…
Roberson Oil Primer - flexible & crack resistant Roberson Oil primer has good coverage, two coats will product a slippery surface to enable oil colour to be moved around. The oil primer dries flexible and will not crack. This traditional lead free oil primer developed by C Roberson & Co makes the primed surface much less absorbent than acrylic primers, with a characteristic slippy quality.Canvas s…
Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue Size. Glue made from rabbit skin is the traditional form of size or commonly terms sealer for canvas and linen. This ready made rabbit skin glue size can be used on raw linen, cotton canvas or board. Stand the required quantity in warm water to liquefy, taking care not to boil. This strong size is best diluted with water for sizing stretched canvas. Too strong a…
Superior Grade Rectified Genuine Fir Turpentine Use rectified spirit of turpentine for thinning oil paints. Using this type of turpentine speeds up the drying time of oil paint colours. 500ml tin 250ml tin
Roberson Hog Bristle Brushes Excellent Quality Hog Bristle brushe - Flat (longer bristles than a Bright) Maroon Lacquered Handle with Seamless Stainless Steel Ferrule. Manufactured in Japan. Suitable as a Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Hog Bristle Brushes Excellent Quality Hog Bristle - Round. Maroon Lacquered Handle with Seamless Stainless Steel Ferrule. Manufactured in Japan. Suitable as an Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Roberson Hog Bristle Brushes Excellent Quality Hog Bristle - Filbert (the advantages of a flat combined with shaped edges) Maroon Lacquered Handle with Seamless Stainless Steel Ferrule. Manufactured in Japan. Suitable as an Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Finest Quality Hog Bristle Brushes - Bright (also known as Short Flat) Green Lacquered Handle with Seamless Copper Ferrule (superior to a steel ferrule). Manufactured in Japan to the Highest Specifications. Arguably the Best Hog Bristle Brush Available. Suitable as an Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Finest Quality Hog Bristle from C. Roberson Filbert shape hog bristle brushes, the advantages of a flat combined with curved tongue edge that gives a thinner mark. Green Lacquered Handle with a Seamless Copper Ferrule (superior to steel ferrule). Manufactured in Japan to the Highest Specifications. Arguably the Best Hog Brush Available. Suitable as a Oil paint brush and as an Acrylic paint brush.
Retouching Varnish - Roberson Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml This useful varnish rectifies dull areas caused by sinking of oil paint.  It also helps adhesion of the succeeding layer of oil colour. Composition: Damar resin & white spirit Use white spirit for cleanig brushes