Since 1832, when chemist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton introduced the first moist watercolors, the love affair with Winsor & Newton and the brand's reputation for supreme quality rose from the flagship Artists' Water Colour range. The range of 96 colors is truly unique, with each color carefully formulated and milled according to Winsor & Newton's time-tested founding principles: to artfully and scientifically create colors that are the standard-bearers of clarity and brilliance, and to achieve the greatest possible permanence. The 40 color range of Cotman Watercolors is made to Winsor & Newton's high standards, but cost is reduced by substituting modern organic pigments for more costly metallic pigments. This beautiful range offers excellent lightfastness, good tinting strength, and true optical working properties. And finally, Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache has long set the standard for opaque watercolors beloved by artists the world over! All imported from England.