Saturday, May 23, 2009

Color of the Day - Dry rose

Dry rose, 1761 – They distinguish many forts of purple colours. One was extremely deep, of a red drawing to a violet. ff …this species of purple approached to the colour we call dry rofe, like to that which the leaves of the vines take when they are ready to fall. He adds, ’tis very nearly the fame we fee in the interior border of the rainbow.
Origin of Laws, Arts, and Sciences, 1761

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury
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