A sheet made from plant fibres used as a support for writing, drawing and printing on. Until about 1800 European paper was hand-made from the fibres of boiled rags and linen, and the best quality drawing-paper today is still made in this traditional way. Less expensive papers are machine-made of a mixture of cotton, hemp, esparto and wood pulp.
George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury
by Unknown artist
by Jonathan Richardson
Mr Fox and his Friends
by William Lane