First published in 1814, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomic guide to colour which has been cherished by naturalists and anthropologists for over two centuries – not least by Charles Darwin who found it an indispensable tool during his voyage on the HMS Beagle.
Now these charming, handmade colour swatches have been recreated as a box of 50 postcards.
Each card reproduces a colour swatch with its original poetic description and an animal, plant, and mineral example according to Werner’s unique scheme. The swatches are printed on high-quality art board card with a matt finish and housed in a chunky keepsake box. These charming postcards will be treasured by artists and scientists alike.