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In the last quarter of the 18th century, Professor Jacob Seydelmann of Dresden developed a process to extract and produce a more concentrated form of sepia for use in watercolors and oil paints.
Sepia tones are used in photography; the hue resembles the effect of aging in old photographs, and of older photographs chemically treated either for visual effect or for archival purposes. Most photo graphics software programs and many digital cameras include a sepia tone option.
^The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called sepia in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color sepia is displayed on page 39, Plate 8, Color Sample A10.
^Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw Hill Discussion of the color Sepia, Page 179