Davey's gray

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Description

An earth pigment made from finely powdered clay and slate originally introduced by Henry Davey in England. The color is permanent, semitransparent and generally used to shade other colors. True Davey's gray is no longer available but sometimes mixtures of synthetic ultramarine blue, lamp black, and zinc white are sold under this name.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Davy's gray; Davey's grey; Davy's grey

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)