This chart accompanied a letter from Gordon to the Chemistry Committee of the Society of Arts. Gordon noted that his process to stabilize lichen purples could produce 78 different shades, including the popular pompadour colors.

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

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Cuthbert Gordon, Cudbear Sample Sheet, 26 May 1761. This chart accompanied a letter from Gordon to the Chemistry Committee of the Society of Arts. Gordon noted that his process to stabilize lichen purples could produce 78 different shades, including the popular pompadour colors.