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Book, Chromatics, or, An Essay on the Analogy and Harmony of Colours , 1817

This is a Book. It was printed by A. J. Valpy.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1817. Its medium is hand-colored etching, brush and watercolor on paper.

George Field stated, “. . . the most proper figure in which to illustrate the correlations of colours is the equilateral triangle.” His books also explored the harmonic relationship between color and music, and were owned by Hudson River School painters Frederick Church and Thomas Cole.

It is credited Gift of J. Townsend Russell, Jr.,Smithsonian Libraries, ND1488 .F453c 1817.

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H x W (open): 31 × 50 cm (12 3/16 × 19 11/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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