In 1887, Gustave Sennelier, a devoted chemist, established himself as a purveyor of fine-artists' paints at 3 Quai Voltaire facing the Louvre and steps away from the L'Ecolecole Des Beaux-Arts. 

Sennelier is a French manufacturing company of art materials, mostly famous for its hand selected pigments. The company produces a wide range of paint products, including acrylic, oil, watercolour, gouache, oil and soft pastel, india ink, tempera, and other media.