Antwerp blue

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Description

The name for a bright, blue pigment originally made from a mixture of cobalt blue and Prussian blue. By the end of the 19th century, the formulation was changed to Prussian blue diluted with about 75% alumina.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Haarlem blue; mineral blue; cyanine blue; Leitch's blue; Pigment Blue 27/28 mixture; blu d'Anversa (It.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982
  • B. Berrie, S.Q. Lomax, 'Azo Pigments: Their History, Synthesis, Properties and Use in Artists' Materials', Studies in the History of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, No. 57, 1997
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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