- a stand or frame for supporting or displaying at an angle an artist's canvas, a blackboard, a china plate, etc.
- Also called masking frame. Photography. a frame, often with adjustable masks, used to hold photographic paper flat and control borders when printing enlargements.
Origin of easel
Examples from the Web for easel
Contemporary Examples of easel
The last drawing, he reveals, will be of Arthur sitting at an easel painting Denison.Forever a Golden Girl: The Art of Being Bea Arthur
July 14, 2014
On the easel sits a depiction of sun shining through trees, illuminating the grass below.
A photograph showed Bush hunched over an easel in what appears to be a home gym.
I went back to my easel and motioned the model to resume her pose.
While moving a framed canvas from one easel to another my foot slipped on the polished floor, and I fell heavily on both wrists.
Historical Examples of easel
She left the easel in disgust and refused to touch it again for a week.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Her easel was there, and her half-rubbed out drawing—No, that was not her drawing.The Incomplete Amorist
She asked to see it, and I wheeled out the easel and threw the drapery back.
I'm afraid my scruples vanished when I got him before my easel.
And it was there, 'on the easel,' that 'The Dead Child' at last made its appearance.His Masterpiece
- a frame, usually in the form of an upright tripod, used for supporting or displaying an artist's canvas, blackboard, etc