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Book, Wiener Farbenkabinet (Viennese Color Cabinet), 1794

This is a Book. It was published by Johann Ferdinand Ritter von Schönfeld.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1794. Its medium is letterpress with collage on paper.

One of only four known copies in the United States, this early manual on the preparation of colors contains 2,592 hand-colored natural dye specimens. Organized according to color starting with black, it includes color recipes along with details on how to apply dyes to silk, cotton, wool, leather, wood, bone, paper, and many other materials.

It is credited Gift of Virginia Hamill Johnson, Smithsonian Libraries, QC495 .W64.

Its dimensions are

Open: 24.8 × 43.2 cm (9 3/4 × 17 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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