Pencil Prismatic blue

This prismatic pencil is printed with a hand-coloured etching of the blue shades of a colour spectrum, from a practical guide book for artists.

Useful and colourful, it will remind you of the RA's history and mission every time you start a sketch and is also available in red and yellow.

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Colour Blue
Dimensions cm
Fabric & material Mixed Media
SKU 02087155

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Product story

This prismatic pencil is printed with part of 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.