Flemish white

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Description

An unstandardized term originally used for precipitated lead sulfate sold in England in the 18th century. Later, Flemish white was used for any white pigment containing lead, such as lead carbonate or lead sulfate.

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)
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985