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Brown Madder


A permanent brown alizarin lake made from charred Madder or alizarin. The transparent pigment was formerly made from madder but now made with synthetic alizarin (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

brown madder; rubens madder; Reubens madder

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966 Comment: p. 100
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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