The Caravaggio range of Italian cottons and linens is our most popular.
With good reason: they're versatile, high quality and represent great
For the last half-decade, Fitzroy Stretches has been the agent for
Caravaggio cottons and linens which have been milled in Varese, Italy
for over 30 years. Available in a range of styles, colours and widths,
the Caravaggio collection is prepared with a layer of clear-primer, and
three layers of universal primer. The universal-primed surface is
suitable for both oils and acrylics. All types are available in 210mm
widths in 10 metre rolls.
Fitzroy Stretches worked directly with the Italian manufacturers to
develop black- and red ochre-coloured priming. These coloured grounds
have proven to be very popular. Many of our artists also use
Caravaggio's clear-primed surface as an alternative to rabbit skin glue.