Plates that illustrate the harmony and contrast of colors. From M. E. Chevreul’s work “The laws of contrast of colour and their application to the arts of painting, decoration of buildings, mosaic work, tapestry and carpet weaving, calico printing, dress, paper staining, printing, military clothing, illumination, landscape, and flower gardening.” Published in 1861 in London and New York by Routledge, Warne and Routledge, an English translation of the French.

Colours with white. Plate VIII, page 51, view 88 of M. E. Chevreul’s work The laws of contrast of colour with the plates engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lawsofcontrastof00chev/page/n88/mode/1up

Plate XIII showing the modifications which black designs undergo upon different colored grounds. Page 120, image 120 of M. E. Chevreul’s work The laws of contrast of colour with the plates engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lawsofcontrastof00chev/page/120/mode/1up
In reference to colours for paper-hangings and borders. Plate XIV, page 123, image 170 of M. E. Chevreul’s work The laws of contrast of colour with the plates engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lawsofcontrastof00chev/page/n170/mode/1up

Designs for the borders of paper-hangings. Plate XV, Page 124, view 174 of M. E. Chevreul’s work The laws of contrast of colour with the plates engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lawsofcontrastof00chev/page/n174/mode/1up

Ornaments for borders. Plate XVI, page 130, view 182 of M. E. Chevreul’s work The laws of contrast of colour with the plates engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lawsofcontrastof00chev/page/n182/mode/1up

Example of the effect of two colours, red and green. Plate XVII, Page 131, view 186 of M. E. Chevreul’s work The laws of contrast of colour with the plates engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lawsofcontrastof00chev/page/n186/mode/1up