Iron Oxide Yellow: Ukiyo-e colorant
Iron oxide yellow 黄土 (ōdo): Commonly known as yellow ochre, it is a yellow earth mineral primarily composed of iron hydroxide with clay and silica. This colorant is similar to the other iron oxides which display a range of colors from tan to black.
Iron oxide yellow has been rarely found used alone and also appears infrequently as a component in mixtures. It was likely added to turmeric and flavonoids for opacity; when mixed with other mineral pigments such as other iron oxides as well as red and white lead, it created a range of earth colors.
Examples of Iron oxide yellow in Ukiyo-e Prints
X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is used to detect iron. When it is found in a yellow area, it is an indication for the presence of iron oxide yellow (Fe2O3 H2O).
Images of Iron oxide yellow
List of Prints
Below is a list of prints where iron oxide yellow was detected.
Pages in category "Iron Oxide Yellow: Ukiyo-e colorant"
The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.
- Eishi, Utamaki of the Takeya, kamuro Futaba and Midori, from the series New Year Fashions as Fresh as Young Leaves, 34.336
- Shinsai, Chapters 16–18, from the series The Tale of Genji, 11.21066
- Shunman, Mandarin Ducks and Iris, from the series Series of Seven Bird-and-Flower Prints for the Fuyô Circle of Kanuma in Shimotsuke Province, 21.9226