Brunswick blue

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Description

A variety of Prussian blue that is often mixed with barium sulfate. Brunswick blue is not used in artist's paints (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

celestial blue; mineral blue; blu di Brunswick (It.)

Additional Information

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

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)
  • Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Oxford University Press, Oxford, Vol. 3, 1997 Comment: B.Berrie, "Prussian Blue", p. 193.
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Monona Rossol, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Allworth Press, New York, 1994

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