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17th Century Paintbox No. 73



17th Century Paintbox No. 73


Deep in the archive of a French library is a wonderful and unique book.

In 1692, during the heady days of the Dutch Golden Age when Vermeer painted interiors and Maria van Oosterwijck painted extraordinary flowers, a Dutch man was busy creating what is possibly the very first colour chart in existence -  almost 300 years before the Pantone Colour Guide was launched.

The Shop Floor Project is excited to have been granted permission to create a limited edition print collection from the pages of this remarkable book. READ FULL STORY

Product Details 


PRINT SMALL, £65  - size:  30 x 21 cm (8" x 12") 

PRINT SMALL FRAMED, £105 - size: 40 x 30 cm (16" X 12")

Framed in our white frames with mount - see more framing details here


PRINT LARGE, £125  - size: 84 x 59 cm (34" x 24") 

PRINT LARGE FRAMED, £225 - size: 86 x 61 cm (35" x 25" ) 

Framed in our oak frames - see more framing details here

More details

Digital art reproduction from original book

300 gsm gesso paper / 180 gsm boned paper

Printed in England

Authentication stamp on reverse

Limited edition of 500

The book is located at Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque Méjanes, Ms. 1389 (1228