Origin of easel
Examples from the Web for 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|Tim Teeman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
During these three or four hours Gaston walked up and down the studio while Waterlow either sat or stood before his easel.The Reverberator|Henry James
Beyond this disarray stood the easel, still holding the mother's portrait.Ewing\'s Lady|Harry Leon Wilson
At the sound, Robert Barton shivered and shrank back against the easel.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient|Rosa Nouchette Carey
She sprang up to look at a sketch of him, dashed off the day before, which was on the easel.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Recognizing the little figure at the easel, they came at once to see what she was working at so briskly.A Fourth Form Friendship|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for easel
Word Origin for easel
Word Origin and History for easel
1590s, from Dutch ezel "easel," originally "ass," from Middle Dutch esel, from Latin asinus "ass" (see ass (n.1)); the comparison being of loading a burden on a donkey and propping up a painting or canvas on a wooden stand (cf. sawhorse).