Gautier used his color printing system to further his theories about color and to bolster his claims to invention. Le Blon had included a palette in Coloritto. Gautier argued that Le Blon's three primitives produced an insufficient number to replicate all the colors found in paintings. He used the same palette form to advance his own system in Mercure de France. His colors are: A. Vine, ivory, or smoke black B. Ultramarine or Prussian blue C. Light ochre D. Cinnabar E. Lead white In combination they will make another seven of the most important painters' colors. EC. Naples yellow AC. Roman or dark ochre BD. Venetian red or carmine AD. Red-brown ABC. Verona (green) earth BCD. Cologne earth ACD. Burnt ochre or English ochre ABCD. Raw umber Source: From "Systeme Practique des Couleurs du Sr. Gautier," Mercure de France, no. 1008 (July 1749): after page 168.

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

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  • Color palette. Gautier used his color printing system to further his theories about color and to bolster his claims to invention. Le Blon had included a palette in Coloritto. Gautier argued that Le Blon's three primitives produced an insufficient number to replicate all the colors found in paintings. He used the same palette form to advance his own system in Mercure de France. His colors are: A. Vine, ivory, or smoke black B. Ultramarine or Prussian blue C. Light ochre D. Cinnabar E. Lead white In combination they will make another seven of the most important painters' colors. EC. Naples yellow AC. Roman or dark ochre BD. Venetian red or carmine AD. Red-brown ABC. Verona (green) earth BCD. Cologne earth ACD. Burnt ochre or English ochre ABCD. Raw umber Source: From "Systeme Practique des Couleurs du Sr. Gautier," Mercure de France, no. 1008 (July 1749): after page 168.