English red

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A former name for Iron oxide red. The name 'English red' was changed to 'Light red' in 1942 by the Paint Standard. Artificial English red was made by heating iron sulfate with chalk and often contain small amounts of Gypsum.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pigment red 101; light red; iron oxide red; rojo inglés (Esp.); vermelho Inglês (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979