Review: Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable brushes

If you're after watercolour paint brushes that should last for years, look no further.

Our Verdict

It's easy to see why these were Queen Victoria's favourites – they're probably the best watercolour brushes you can buy.

For

  • Meticulously built and tested
  • Comfortable and easy to handle
  • Incredibly clean and controlled results

Against

  • Obviously they're not cheap

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Queen Victoria commissioned Winsor & Newton to produce for her the finest watercolour brushes possible. The company, which already held a Royal Warrant, rose to the challenge. 

The formula has changed slightly for the modern age, but Winsor & Newton has preserved the quality and heritage of this range, named Series 7 after her favourite brush size, no 7. 

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The Verdict
5

out of 10

Review: Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable brushes

It's easy to see why these were Queen Victoria's favourites – they're probably the best watercolour brushes you can buy.

Rob Lunn is a self-taught painter, and loves to paint in oils. His influences are Vincent van Gogh, Caravaggio and Ilya Repin. He has taught art workshops since 2012 and gets a real buzz from teaching people to draw and paint. He has contributed to Paint & Draw magazine and bookazines, and has also provided traditional art tutorials for Creative Bloq.