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