Chinese white

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Drawing with Chinese white
MFA# 1996.455


Watercolor with Chinese white
MFA# 59.92

A dense zinc oxide pigment first introduced in 1834 as a Watercolor paint by Winsor and Newton (Mayer 1969).

See Zinc white.

Synonyms and Related Terms

zinc white; bianco cinese (It.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 887
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982