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FRENCH SKETCHBOX EASELS by JULLIAN of PARIS

The Jullian Original EaselThe Jullian Original Easel
The Jullian Original Easel stands head and shoulders above the crowd as an Artists Sketchbox Easel and is renowned throughout the world for its stability and quality of manufacture. The Original Sketch Box easel was designed in the 1940s by a French professional artist, Roger Jullian whose nationality is the reason that this type of easel is often referred to as a "French" easel. A range of easels and accessories has been developed to meet the varying needs of the travelling artist but with a constant aim of excellence. The Jullian easel is often the preferred choice of the professional artist as the photograph of artists at work in the Place du Tetre in Montmartre, Paris clearly demonstrates.
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What is the difference between the various Jullian Easels

What is the difference between the various Jullian Easels

What on the most frequent questions we are asked is the difference between

1. Jullian Original Easel
2. Plein Air Easel
3. Classic French Easel

The other question is the difference between Full Size and Half Size easels. Our experience is that it isn't just weight but also bulk.

Our Blog is written to give advice on making the right choice Our blog may be read here
At the bottom of this page there is a comparison chart
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Jullian Original Full SizeJullian Plein Air Full SizeJullian Classic Full SizeJullian Original Half SizeJullian Plein Air Half SizeJullian Classic Half Size
Jullian Original Sketch Box Easel - JB45

Jullian Original Sketch Box Easel - JB45
Jullian Original Sketchbox EaselDetail of Leather handle and strap + drawer frontLower storage consisting of 2 long compartmentsThe Jullian Original Closed Up ready for travel
Detail of quality brass and brass plated fittingsMoulded on foot reducing chances of being accidently lostThe Jullian Original Canvas Travel Bag has a shoulder strap and ruck sack straps as well 


Ref: 645011



Designed by Roger Jullian in 1945 this is the original French Sketch Box Easel renowned for its stability. The deep box has a drawer and a storage space below for all your paints, brushes and ancillary equipment. Supplied complete with carry bag, brush flannel, spares kit, and quality leather carry strap and handle. The sketch box drawer is divided into 3 easy to clean chrome metal interior, ideal for paint, tubes and drawing materials and below the drawer there are 2 deep metal lined compartments below the drawer which measure 460mm long x 100mm wide x 330mm deep which are designed for brush storage and other longer items.

NEW - FREE SET OF LEG SPIKES + CANVAS CARRY BAG



Brass and brass plated non-tarnishing hardware.
Beech wood, oiled.
Most hinged fittings are riveted rather than screwed for lifetime security
The leather shoulder strap has contrasting stitching
A leather luggage label.
A 300mm x 400mm ( 12” x 16”) mahogany wood palette.
Real leather carrying handle.
Jullian monogrammed brush flannel and brass ring.
Incorporates a wet canvas carrier and may be used to hold canvases or watercolour paper up to 800mm high at a vertical or horizontal position.
Dowelled joints.
We ship in the original Jullian printed box making it ideal as a gift.

Folded for travel
Depth 185mm which includes the support ledge and the brass L brackets
Width 410mm which includes the projecting wing nuts
Height 554mm to the top of the legs
Size of the box container 117mm x 323mm x 485mm
Weight 6.05Kg including straps, palette etc excluding bag
The telescopic legs cab be extended so that the easel can be used sitting or standing. Fully extended the height to the top of the drawer is 830mm (33”)
Export shipping information: The Julian is packed in a box 50 x 25 x 70cms and weight 8Kg including packaging.

Owning a Jullian is not just an easel. There are a number of important accessories designed to make the artists life easier.
Organiser drawers mean you can have a separate drawer for every type of media you use including: watercolours, oil colours, acrylics and pastels and even different colours.
Satchel designed to protect the easel and carry other equipment when travelling.
Umbrella to protect you from the sun and provide even diffused light.
Paint boxes, large and small designed to match and complement each other and all of Jullian
quality.
Pochade thumb box for the paocket or hand bag.
Timber trestles.

This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.






Assembly Instructions


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RRP: 276.00 Your Price:230.00 (Including VAT)


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People who bought this item also bought:

1. Jullian Canvas Holder for up to 4 Canvases - JCH (Ref: 646560)
2. JB01 Jullian Apron (Ref: 646000)
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Winston Churchill

One of the most famous users of the Jullian Easel was Winston Churchill. The photograph is of him painting at Camera de Lobos in Madeira. There is a Cafe there which bears his name and the sign uses an image of Churchill sat at his Jullian Easel. President Roosevelt was also reputed to use a Jullian.
The film "The Wilderness Years" had a scene showing Churchill painting at a Jullian in the grounds of Chartwell. This could not have happened as the Jullian had not been invented!

JULLIAN VINTAGE EASEL FULL SIZE SKETCHBOX EASEL IN DARK OAK NEW WITH JUTE BAG

JULLIAN VINTAGE EASEL FULL SIZE SKETCHBOX EASEL IN DARK OAK NEW WITH JUTE BAG
Jullian Vintage Sketchbox EaselDetail of the canvas supportDrawer front showing brass fittingsJute travel bag


Ref: 645023



Jullian of Paris is proud to introduce the Jullian Vintage Easel.
Whilst keeping the same traditional features as the historic Jullian JB45 French easel, the Vintage version is made of lacquered oak. It is ideal for use either indoors or outdoors.
Indoors, it is a splendid piece of furniture and its antique finish will harmonise elegantly with many interiors. Outdoors, it will offer the same great reliability as the JB45 easel while offering an exclusive unique look. The simple carry handle is supplemented by a woven canvas shoulder strap. Rivets are used in place of screws as in the Jullian Original.
Included are a palette and spares kit.
An exclusive jute bag is supplied for an easy and safe transportation.

Folded for travel
Depth 185mm which includes the support ledge and the brass L brackets
Width 410mm which includes the projecting wing nuts
Height 554mm to the top of the legs
Size of the box container 117mm x 323mm x 485mm
Weight 6.05Kg including straps, palette etc excluding bag
The telescopic legs cab be extended so that the easel can be used sitting or standing. Fully extended the height to the top of the drawer is 830mm (33”)
Export shipping information: The Julian is packed in a box 50 x 25 x 70cms and weight 8Kg including packaging.

This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.






Assembly instructions


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RRP: 359.00 Your Price:299.00 (Including VAT)


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Jullian ½-size Lightweight Easel - JB40

Jullian -size Lightweight Easel - JB40
The Jullian Half Size EaselDetail of easel storageJullian half size side view showing rivets and drawerDetail of top fixings of Half Size easel including the rivets
The Half Size with canvas fixed for transportingDemonstrates using Jullian half size and a small canvas  


Ref: 645022


Probably the best half size easel available in the world today. The easel will hold canvas or watercolour block up to 810mm high. The metal lined drawer is divided into three compartments for storing art materials and the folding palette acts as a secure lid. Unlike the full size the half size does not have a compartment under the drawer. This complete painting station is designed for the artist who wants a quality travel easel but prefers a lighter weight version, meticulously made by craftsmen.
The easel will hold canvas or watercolour block up to 810mm high.The Jullian is known for it's deep box storage and excellent stability.

NEW - FREE SET OF LEG SPIKES + CANVAS CARRY BAG


Real leather carry strap, luggage tag and handle contrast stitched in the Jullian colour. B
Brass or Brass plated fittings.
Spares kit.
Brush flannel.
Canvas carry bag (not illustrated but similar to full-size).
The folding plywood palette measures 305mm x 406mm and has extended hinges and stoppers which create a gap of 12mm (1/2") to prevent wet oils being squashed.
Seasoned oiled beech.
Rivets instead of screws where we know screws will work loose.
We ship in the original Jullian printed box making it ideal as a gift.
Metal lined storage compartment for easy cleaning and long life.
The easel is adjustable for height and uneven ground surfaces and can be used on a table. with the legs folded.
The Jullian is known for its quality, stability and capacity.
It may be used at sitting or standing position for total freedom of use.
When closed the easel measures 240mm x 150mm x 546mm
Weight 5Kgs.

Owning a Jullian is not just an easel. There are a number of important accessories designed to make the artists life easier.
Satchel designed to protect the easel and carry other equipment when travelling.
Umbrella to protect you from the sun and provide even diffused light.
Paint boxes, large and small designed to match and complement each other and all of Jullian
quality.
Pochade thumb box for the paocket or hand bag.
Timber trestles.
This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.








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RRP: 230.00 Your Price:192.00 (Including VAT)


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People who bought this item also bought:

1. JB01 Jullian Apron (Ref: 646000)
2. JB80 Umbrella white chiffon with adjustable gooseneck (Ref: 645066)
3. Jullian Mini Display Easel - JT1 (Ref: 646500)
Organiser drawer for Jullian Original - JB45D

Organiser drawer for Jullian Original - JB45D
The Jullian Organiser Drawer


Ref: 645013


Getting yourself organised has never been easier with additional drawers for your Jullian Original Easel (This drawer only fits the Jullian Original).
Material drawers have the same quality construction of the Jullian French Easel drawer. Includes a finished mahogany palette and a divided chrome lined interior section. Beech Wood base. Unlike the drawer that came with your easel, there is a slot into which the palette slides, making it a secure cover that can't come off when turned upside down. There is also have an ingenious brass, turn-twist, hinged clasp. So no matter how you pick up or manoeuvre these boxes they stay shut and the contents remain safely inside.
300mm wide x 425mm long x 50mm deep.
Weight 1.7Kg
This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.








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RRP: 39.00 Your Price:32.00 (Including VAT)


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People who bought this item also bought:

1. Jullian Original Sketch Box Easel - JB45 (Ref: 645011)
Classic Full Size Sketch Box Easel by Jullian

Classic Full Size Sketch Box Easel by Jullian
Full size CLASSIC easel with free carry bagClassic closed up and used as a canvas carrierClassic Side ViewJullian Classic Carry Bag
Jullian Classic Drawer DetailJullian Classic Top Clamp with Canvas fittedJullian Classic Top Clamp 


Ref: 645444


This has all the basic features of the Jullian but none of the frills. A really good value easel for the enthusiastic beginner plus FREE carry bag made of strong canvas.We have been asked for a basic easel without any frills but with a very low price tag. The Classic fulfills these criteria. It has all the basic features of the Plein Air Full size easel. Made for us by Jullian of Paris. Made from natural oiled elm wood and with a metal lined drawer which has has 4 adjustable sections. Ideal for studio or outdoor use and also popular with artists taking classes.
Adjustable dividers for materials drawer.
Fittings are brass plated.
2 full length brush compartments in base.
Full size pallet 280mm x 450mm palette.
Linen shoulder strap.
Built in wet canvas carrier,
Assemble in a couple of minutes no tools needed.
Use as a table easel with the legs folded away
Moulded on feet
Maximum canvas height 865mm (34")
Overall closed up size
430mm x 160mm x 560mm
Weight 5.4Kgs.
This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.








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RRP: 162.00 Your Price:135.00 (Including VAT)


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People who bought this item also bought:

1. JS03 Jullian Easel Satchel (Ref: 646044)
Classic Half Size Lightweight Sketch Box Easel by Jullian.

Classic Half Size Lightweight Sketch Box Easel by Jullian.
Jullian Classic half size easelJullian Classic DrawerJullian Classic Half Size Front Jullian Classic Half Size Top Block
Jullian Classic Top Clamp   


Ref: 645445


This has all the basic features of the Jullian half size but none of the frills. A really good value easel for the enthusiastic beginner or the more expereinced plus FREE carry bag made of strong canvas. Made for us by Jullian of Paris.
Natural oiled elm wood.
Metal lined drawer has 4 adjustable sections.
Fittings are brass plated.
Adjustable dividers for materials drawer.
Built in wet canvas carrier,
Assemble in a couple of minutes no tools needed.
Ideal for studio or outdoor use.
Use as a table easel with the legs folded away
Moulded on feet
Full size folding pallet 147 x 392mm folded and 294 x 392mm open.
Linen shoulder strap.
Maximum height from floor to lowest point of bottom support 95cm (37") - (canvas support in vertical position).
Canvas support adjusts from flat to beyond the vertical.
The minimum canvas height is 9cm (3½"). This is achieved by raising the lower support which puts at the right height if you wish to stand to paint on a small canvas, to sit you would reduce the leg height..
Maximum canvas height 865mm (34")
Overall closed up size 260mm wide x 165mm high x 565mm
Weight 4.45Kgs.
This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.








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RRP: 144.00 Your Price:120.00 (Including VAT)


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People who bought this item also bought:

1. JS03 Jullian Easel Satchel (Ref: 646044)
2. JB01 Jullian Apron (Ref: 646000)
Rexy Watercolour easel - JB20 - Dual Position

Rexy Watercolour easel - JB20 - Dual Position
Rexy Watercolour easelRear view showing a canvas in the vertical positionRexy Easel Detail of lower clampsJullian Rexy with the optional (extra cost) paint box
Rexy folded upRexy top fixingsRexy travel bag with storage pouch for Rexy Paint Box 


Ref: 645012


The Rexy was conceived by Roger Jullian in the late fifties as a Field Easel which would have the features of the French Easel but could be used for water colour or oil painting. Discontinued for a while, we have now re-introduced it to meet the demand for a stable watercolour easel which can double as a lightweight easel for oils.
A useful accessory for watercolour painters is the .
The easel offers a full range of adjustment in both height and angle. It can be used either in the horizontal position or in the vertical position. The easel is supplied with a strong carry bag which has a substantial pocket for the Rexy Paint Box (see below) or water colour blocks etc.

A Rexy clip-on detachable paint box which attaches to the legs. (Not suitable for other easels.
Leg spikes
Owning a Jullian is not just an easel. There are a number of important accessories designed to make the artists life easier.
Satchel designed to protect the easel and carry other equipment when travelling.
Umbrella to protect you from the sun and provide even diffused light.
Paint boxes, large and small designed to match and complement each other and all of Jullian quality.
Pochade thumb box for the paocket or hand bag.
Timber trestles.

Dimensions when closed:
Height 580mm x width including wing nuts 275mm x depth 75mm
When used in the watercolour or horizontal position the maximum floor to artboard height is 850mm, this can be lowered by telescoping the legs.
Maximum canvas height 825mm
Weight 2.31Kg
This product can be shipped with other purchases up to 20Kg weight for 1 delivery cost via Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.








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RRP: 119.00 Your Price:99.00 (Including VAT)


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People who bought this item also bought:

1. Rexy paint box and palette (Ref: 645014)
Rexy paint box and palette

Rexy paint box and palette
The Rexy PaintboxRexy paintbox at lower levelRexy paint box detailRexy Paint Box in a Paris Woodland
Shows the paint box stowed in the travel bagThe paint box fits snugly into the pouch  


Ref: 645014


Paint box and palette for the Rexy easel (not interchangeable with other easels). The paint box clamps onto the legs of the Rexy putting the materials exactly where you want them. The paint box fits snugly into the pouch of the travel bag.
Made in beech wood with Jullian brass plated fittings.The clever clips can be adjusted to adjust the angle of the paint box. Includes a palette
300mm x 145mm x 60mm high. ( 12" x 5.75" x 2.25")
depth of drawer up to palette 30mm, depth inside lid 17mm
Palette size 280mm x 120mm
Weight 790 grams
Free with another product. £3.20 delivered separately as a Royal Mail Packet within the UK. Delivery outside the UK varies according to destination.








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People who bought this item also bought:

1. Rexy Watercolour easel - JB20 - Dual Position (Ref: 645012)
Jullian Patriot Jubilee Umbrella - JB81

Jullian Patriot Jubilee Umbrella - JB81


Ref: 645068


Made of translucent nylon in patriotic colours, the umbrella provides protection from direct sunlight diffusing the natural light without interfering with colour accuracy. The flexible gooseneck clamps to the easel, allowing the umbrella to be adjusted to any position. The umbrella is an essential accessory. The umbrella is branded with the Jullian Arists's collection logo. Ships as a single item due to length.
The clamp will clamp on flat surfaces up to 55mm thick
Overall length: 1340mm
Diameter when open: 1360mm
Weight 1.2Kg
Normally ships in a tube 150cm long weighing 2.2Kg
This product `ships on its own due to it's length. Parcelforce. Use the "Delivery" navigatation button for pricing to the UK and Europe.








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Features comparison of Jullian Original, Plein Air and Classic Easels

CHART SHOWING MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN "JULLIAN" - "PLEIN AIR" - CLASSIC JULLIAN EASELS

 

 

JULLIAN

PLEIN AIR

CLASSIC BY JULLIAN

TRADEMARK

Artist Collection - Jullian Paris Brass plate

Jullian Paris Firemark

Plein Air by Jullian Paris Brass plate

Plein Air Firemark

 

Classic by Jullian

 

WOOD

 

White naturally dried beechwood. Will get a beautiful golden tone with age

 

Naturally dried oiled elmwood. Superb colour

 

Naturally dried oiled elmwood. Superb colour

 

HARDWARE

Material

 

Locking parts

Assembly

 

Rings

Weight

 

 

Brass and Brass plated parts offering an appealing golden colour.

Original Jullian locking parts

Rivets only (ever lasting)
Parts are secured and cannot be removed (wing screws and bolts)

Two rings for the strap

Compact and light in weight. Easy to handle and to travel with

 

 

Brass and Brass plated parts offering an appealing golden colour.

Original Jullian locking parts

With screws and rivets.
Parts are secured and cannot be removed (wing screws and bolts)

Two rings for the strap

Compact and light in weight. Easy to handle and to travel with

 

 

Brass and Brass plated parts offering an appealing golden colour.

Original Jullian locking parts

With screws and rivets.
Parts are secured and cannot be removed (wing screws and bolts)

Two rings for the strap

Compact and light in weight. Easy to handle and to travel with

 

DRAWER

 

Metal lined drawer (3 compartments)
Higher than Plein Air (45 mm high). Higher storage capacity.

 

Lower part of the paint box is completely covered with metal (easy to clean)

The drawer stop is positioned vertically, offering a better resistance. This stop is glued and re-inforced by 2 screws for an absolute safety

 

Not as high as Jullian (limitating the size of the products which can be stored inside)
Inside in metal with adjustable partitions (1 large, 3 small). When the large one is moved right or left, the 3 small dividers cannot be used.

Lower part of the paint box partly covered with metal (no gap)

The drawer stop is positioned horizontally but the stop is glued and re-inforced by 2 screws.

 

Not as high as Jullian (limitating the size of the products which can be stored inside)
Inside in metal with adjustable partitions (1 large, 3 small). When the large one is moved right or left, the 3 small dividers cannot be used.

Lower part of the paint box uncovered

The drawer stop is positioned horizontally but the stop is glued and re-inforced by 2 screws.

 

BACK LEG

 

The part holding in the middle the back leg is in wood. This part is glued and secured with 2 screws.

 

The part holding in the middle the back leg is in metal with 2 screws

 

The part holding in the middle the back leg is in metal with 2 screws

 

LEGS ENDS

 

The plastic feet are part of the legs and perfectly integrated.

 

The plastic feet are part of the legs and perfectly integrated

 

The plastic feet are part of the legs and perfectly integrated

 

RIGIDITY

 

Excellent stability (better construction design)

 

When closed, the box is standing firmly on the floor.

 

Very good stability

 

When closed, the box is standing firmly on the floor.

 

Very good stability

 

When closed, the box is standing firmly on the floor.

 

HANDLE

 

Genuine leather, stitched with contrasting purple thread

 

Genuine leather

 

Genuine leather

TAG HOLDER

Leather tagholder, stitched with contrasting purple thread

Leather tagholder

No tagholder

PALETTE

Mahogany finish Deluxe wood

Mahogany finish plywood

Mahogany finish plywood

STRAP

Leather Strap, stitched with contrasting purple thread
 

Linen Strap

Linen Strap

ACCESSORIES

Artist's honeycomb hand towel with hanging ring re-inforced with a brass groomet.
Beautiful “Jullian Paris” carrying bag (full size and half size)

Plein Air carrying bag (Full size only)

Classic carrying bag (Full and Half size)

 


 

 

 

 

The Plein Air Easel
More is what you should expect from the leading brand and the innovator of the French Easel, Jullian. The Original Jullian is by far the best French Easel in the world, having no equal.
Many customers have asked for a lower price substitute that still carries the luxury of the Jullian brand. The Plein Air Model is a breathtaking success. It is impeccably crafted out of elm wood that is beautifully finished with a light oil varnish that brings out the natural beauty of the wood.!!

The Plein Air Easel

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