Plate I: Eleven Figures Illustrating the Optical Perception of Color in Nature

Color in Nature / Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German, 1749–1832)
Hand-colored engraving
From Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Erklärung der zu Goethe's Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln (Explanation of the accompanying plates to Goethe's 'On the Teaching of Color') (Tübingen, 1810)
The Getty Research Institute, 2986-674