Trade Catalog, Seeley Brothers: Manufacturers of Averill Paint, Ready for Use, 1886
In the late 1800s, with the advent of pre-mixed paints, the range of available paint colors expanded exponentially, making possible the multi-colored paint schemes of the Victorian age. Victorian homeowners typically applied harmonies of three to five colors, a style of house that later became known as a “painted lady.”
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, TP937 .S44 1886.
Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 34.3 × 57.2 cm (13 1/2 × 22 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.