Le Blon used a sequence of pictures to demonstrate his skill at color printing, and to establish its links to Newtonian principles. This monochrome image was only the beginning of the representation-vision relationship, Le Blon claimed. Source: From Coloritto, or the Harmony of Coloring in Painting . . . (London, n.d. [1725]), plate 1, after page 27.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Jacob Christoph Le Blon, Head of a woman, 1725. Le Blon used a sequence of pictures to demonstrate his skill at color printing, and to establish its links to Newtonian principles. This monochrome image was only the beginning of the representation-vision relationship, Le Blon claimed. Source: From Coloritto, or the Harmony of Coloring in Painting . . . (London, n.d. [1725]), plate 1, after page 27.