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Rood, Ogden Nicholas (1831-1902) Original Sketchbook, 1860s.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1335
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Rood, Ogden Nicholas (1831-1902) Original Sketchbook, 1860s. Dissected sketchbook consisting of approximately 160 gouache, watercolor, pencil, and pen-and-ink sketches, taken apart and placed into sleeve protectors, now held in a three-ring binder, sketches mounted on the original album pages, sizes vary.

N.B. Rood was a graduate of Princeton College, and held his graduate degree from Yale. He taught chemistry at the university level and was chair of physics at Columbia for thirty-eight years. An amateur artist, Rood is most famous for his work on color theory, which culminated in a series of important work on optics, color, and chromatics, including the work, Modern Chromatics. He corresponded and collaborated with Albert H. Munsell, author of Color Notation and The Color Atlas.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Albert H. Munsell, Albert Henry Munsell, Color, Color space, Color theory, Gouache, Munsell, Ogden, Rood, Sketchbook, Visual arts, Watercolor painting, Watermedia, Columbia

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