Easel piece
Easel Ea"sel, n. [D. ezel ass, donkey, hence, easel, or G. esel; akin to E. ass. See {Ass}.] A frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright, or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for exhibition. [1913 Webster]

{Easel picture}, {Easel piece}, a painting of moderate size such as is made while resting on an easel, as distinguished from a painting on a wall or ceiling. [1913 Webster]


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