Light enters the prism and breaks into a color spectrum, in one of the best known scientific demonstrations of the eighteenth century. This version appeared in a French book published in the late eighteeenth-century.

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

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Isaac Newton's experiment with light. Light enters the prism and breaks into a color spectrum, in one of the best known scientific demonstrations of the eighteenth century. This version appeared in a French book published in the late eighteeenth-century.