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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 29, New Delhi, July 3, 2021

Purples from Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours painted by Patrick Syme (1821)

Friday 2 July 2021

In the late 18th century, German mineralogist Abraham Werner devised a standardized scheme for classifying colors which was later adapted and revised in the 19th century by Scottish painter Patrick Syme (1821).

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