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Perkin's Mauve by monkeymagico Perkin's Mauve by monkeymagico
How One Man Invented a Colour that Changed the World.

The brilliant byproduct of coal tar found by William Perkin, and called mauve - a French name for the like-coloured mallow plant.

William Perkin was an 18-year-old when, trying to synthesize quinine (then the only known treatment for malaria), he made a lasting fashion statement instead.
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:iconeimarmeni:
I was looking a long time now for a wallpaper/texture in this great color. Couldn't find one with the feel and shade of mauve I wanted. Until now. Thank you :-)
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:iconedy47:
Very very nice!

Its my wallpaper now!
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Aks-Designs Oct 8, 2010   Filmographer
wow...
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Wretched-Bones Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice color CB.
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ariseagainstall Oct 7, 2010
Catches my eye, and feeds my brain. I'm happy :D
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V-4-VENGEANCE Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice anecdote ;)
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DrawerPal Oct 7, 2010
Very interesting !
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