Artist Canvas, Linen

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9oz. 100% linen canvas on 3/4” thickness stretcher bars. Triple-primed with gesso for a finished weight of 17oz. The perfect quality substrate for ensuring archival longevity. Ideal for professional artists working with oil paints.

Excerpt from an art materials supplier:

Stable, durable, strong yet supple!
 Linen, while more expensive than cotton, is the traditional choice for professional artists.   Linen is the most durable fabric to put paint on and due to its strength, is ideal for large paintings . It’s warp and weft threads are equal in weight so less susceptible to the expanding or contracting problems created by moisture.  Linen is very receptive to sizing and priming applications and it retains its natural oils which preserve the fiber’s flexibility and keeps the canvas from becoming brittle.  Linen has a more “natural” weaved finish than cotton and is available in a variety of textures, weights and smooth or rough finish. Because of its strength linen holds up to a heavy painting hand and does not become slack as easily as cotton canvas.
With its proven longevity, natural strength and stable weave linen is an ideal canvas choice for  paintings especially large ones.  Linen canvas retains its natural oils preserving the fibers flexibility and your art.