Madder brown

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Brown Madder

Description

A permanent brown alizarin lake made from charred madder or natural alizarin. The transparent pigment was formerly made from madder but now made with synthetic synthetic alizarin (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

brown madder; rubens madder; Reubens madder

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Authority

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966 Comment: p. 100
  • Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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