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The Lap Box

6 days ago   |   By Gurney Journey

Eugen Dücker 1841-1916 painted this portrait-possibly a self portrait-in 1900, showing a portable lap box rig used frequently by plein-air painters at the time.
The artist sits on a tripod chair with a wooden box open and the painting pinned or propped on the inside of the lid. There also seems to be a white umbrella folded up on the ground next to him.
The arrangement has several disadvantages: you can't easily stand up or back up from the work; the size of the painting is governed by the size of the lid, and unless you have slots cut into the top frame there's no easy way to store wet...
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