Green verditer

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Description

Synthetically prepared green basic copper carbonate. Green verditer was an inexpensive green pigment manufactured in the 16th century by pouring copper nitrate on calcium carbonate (whiting), followed by washing and drying. It was a pale pigment that was rarely used in fine painting. In the 19th century, green verditer was used for both distemper and oil based interior house paints.

See malachite and basic copper carbonate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bremen green; green bice

Additional Information

R. Gettens, and E. West Fitzhugh, "Malachite and Green Verditer", Artists Pigments, Vol. 2., A. Roy ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993.