The Chromatic scale
The Chromatic scale
The Chromatic scale
The Chromatic scale
The Chromatic scale
The Chromatic scale
The Chromatic scale

The Chromatic scale

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Chromatic scale of colours arranged as a chart. Inspired by Sowerby's accompanying text provides a nomenclature for 63 colours divided into primaries of yellow, blue and red: with binary colours (blends of two primaries) and ternary colours (combinations of three primaries). James Sowerby considered this might be useful to artists and considered that in primary colours "Gamboge is most perfect yellow, used in water colours...Carmine, most perfect when good...Prussian, or Berlin blue, most perfect." Plate 5 from the monograph A new elucidation of colours, original prismatic, and material; showing their coincidence in three primitives, yellow, red and blue..., by James Sowerby (London in 1809). 


These prints are with passepartout (white edge), which means you can easily put them in frame of your liking. If you need specific scale or frame, just contact us.

For this collection, we are using matt paper medium, from Hahnemühle Fine Art line, for the best archiving quality and durability up to 200 years.

All Pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual prints may vary due to product enhancement. Please refer to the size guide.

Prints are carefully rolled, and shipped in kraft tube boxes.