Florentine brown

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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


  • Toxic.

Resources and Citations

  • 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)