Wapperend wasgoed op de dijk / Laundry flapping on the dike, Volendam,Netherlands, , 1947, Henk Jonker. Dutch (1912 - 2002)
"271 years before Pantone, an artist mixed and described every color imaginable in an 800-page book.
Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.