Annigoni 100% cotton watercolour paper was specifically produced by Cartiere Magnani mill for the Italian painter Pietro Annigoni, best known for his painting of Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. This soft and smooth paper was used by Annigoni for his portrait work.
Annigoni is a beige-toned, 100% cotton, 250gsm and suitable for a variety of overlapping mediums. Its soft handle lends itself to all printmaking and drawing techniques and the surface has just enough texture to take graphite (Annigoni used it for all of his pencil renderings), pastel, charcoal and light wet-media. It is produced on a cylinder mould and it's composition of 100% cotton with the addition of wool fibres and colourants plus the absence of acids and chlorine derivatives, ensures resistance against aging and general wear and tear. Annigoni is a truly unique paper not found anywhere else in the world, still made to the exact specifications by the Magnani mill on the original machine.