A nonpermanent, brownish red pigment. Florentine brown is a brown shade of Vandyke red. It is not widely used because of its poor light stability and toxicity.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Roman brown; Hatchett's brown
Hazards and Safety
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)