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271 Years Before Pantone, One Man Painted Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

In the late seventeenth century, long before the age of Sherwin Williams and Pantone, a Dutch artist known as A. Boogert compiled “Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau,” an eight-hundred-page compendium of paint and color.

271 Years Before Pantone, One Man Painted Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

Dutch medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel stumbled upon a gorgeously illustrated 1692 tome devoted to the art of mixing watercolors author identified as A. Boogert is a nuanced guide to mixing watercolor paints

271 Years Before Pantone, One Man Painted Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

In the late seventeenth century, long before the age of Sherwin Williams and Pantone, a Dutch artist known as A. Boogert compiled “Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau,” an eight-hundred-page compendium of paint and color.