Yeast black

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Description

A Carbon black pigment made by pyrolyzing yeast and wine Lees. Yeast black was once commonly used in printing inks.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vine black; vegetable black

Additional Information

° J.Winter, "The Characterization of Pigments Based on Carbon" Studies in Conservation, 28:49-66, 1983.

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)
  • External source or communication Comment: J.Winter, "The Characterization of Pigments Based on Carbon" Studies in Conservation, 28:49-66, 1983.