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An eye in a star, the spokes of which divide the spectrum of colours; putti hold a prism, a telescope, a rod refracted in water, and a camera obscura; representing optics. Engraving by J. Chapman, 1820, after A.D. Macquin.

M'Quin, A. D. 1756-1823.
Date
January 1820

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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A Hebrew inscription emanates from light at the top of the print. The figures representing the colours each bear a banner in their own colour and a sprig of a particular plant

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London : [G. Jones], January 1820.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with stipple, with watercolour ; image 22.8 x 17.7 cm

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Optics. A.D.M. invenit. J. Chapman sculp.

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  • English


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An eye in a star, the spokes of which divide the spectrum of colours; putti hold a prism, a telescope, a rod refracted in water, and a camera obscura; representing optics. Engraving by J. Chapman, 1820, after A.D. Macquin. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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