A page of dye samples similar to that described by Quemiset and Homassel. The samples are missing, but placement is indicated by the printed and hand-colored hanks. The fifteen samples of the top row show the results of mixing shades of madder and indigo, as indicated in the second and third rows. The emblem at the bottom includes images of Knowledge and Work, surrounded by tools of chemists, and, beneath the table at left, a model of a dyehouse.

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

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Page from a manuscript album found at the dyehouse at Gobelins, mid- to late-eighteenth century. A page of dye samples similar to that described by Quemiset and Homassel. The samples are missing, but placement is indicated by the printed and hand-colored hanks. The fifteen samples of the top row show the results of mixing shades of madder and indigo, as indicated in the second and third rows. The emblem at the bottom includes images of Knowledge and Work, surrounded by tools of chemists, and, beneath the table at left, a model of a dyehouse.