Sennelier Art shop is next to the Seine opposite the Louvre. Picasso, Cezanne and Degas bought their crayons and paint here. Now in the hands of the fifth generation nothing has changed.
The rooms are lined with worn wooden cabinets groaning with every imaginable colour. On the third floor courteous old men in lab coats and gloves handle the sheets of paper, an artwork in themselves.
I had a chore. My old friend David Lyle – an enthusiastic water colourist – asked if I could look for a block of paper only available in Paris. This was the only place to stock it.
3 Quail Voltaire, 75007, Paris
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