Exercise Book Prismatic A4

Printed with a hand-coloured etching of the colour spectrum, this A4 prismatic exercise book will remind you of the RA's history and mission every time you start a sketch.

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Colour Multicolour
Dimensions 30 x 20.5cm
Fabric & material Paper/Card
SKU 02087837

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This A4 exercise book is printed with possibly the first illustration of the colour spectrum presented in the form of a wheel, and part of the history of the Royal Academy.

This hand-coloured etching of a ‘Prismatic’ appears in The Natural System of Colour by Moses Harris (1733-1780), presented by William Etty RA to Sir Joshua Reynolds as first President of the RA. The book was intended to be of practical use to artists and reflects the fundamental mission of the Royal Academy, both then and today. This extremely rare first edition is now held in the RA Library.