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

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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

Physical description

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

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Lettering

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

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Places

  • London

Agents

  • [G. Jones]

Dates

  • January 1820

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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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