Book, An Exposition of English Insects
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 and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
Moses Harris, an artist and entomologist (insect specialist), designed one of the earliest organized color systems as a tool to help naturalists identify insect species. His early color wheel is based on the three “prismatic” (primary) colors: red, yellow, and blue.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, QL482 .G7H315 1776.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 30 × 46 cm (11 13/16 × 18 1/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.